March 27, 2017 – Hundreds of students at Noble Elementary School were happily surprised to meet Bambi, a three-legged rescue dog, after some were brought to tears by her story. The students learned about Bambi during a video presentation that detailed her struggle after being found on the streets with injuries to all four legs. The dog was rescued by the Kern County Animal Shelter, and after her recovery that resulted in the loss of one leg, Bambi was adopted.
“I’ve never seen a three-legged dog before and I was surprised because I didn’t think she would be able to walk,” said nine-year-old Nathan Alcala. “I want to rescue a dog now.”
The presentation was brought by the organization PAWS (Pet Awareness Week for Students) and is part of a project developed by a Leadership Bakersfield Team of the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce. The event, emceed by KRAB Radio’s Danny Spanks, shared information about responsible pet ownership.
“I think it’s really cool that they came to our school to talk about dogs,” said eight-year-old Dominik King. “I want to get a dog now and be a responsible pet owner.”
The project content was used and taught by the school as part of the common core curriculum for reading and writing. Every student in attendance received a certificate, and every teacher was handed a PAWS t-shirt.
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