Sayreville shelter teaches children to be dog-savvy –

According to Doggone Safe, a dog bite prevention nonprofit organization, half of all children will be bitten by a dog by the time they turn 12. The Sayreville Pet Adoption Center decided to do something about that on June 5 when they hosted a safety day using Doggone Safe’s “Be a Tree” program.

The program, presented in Sayreville by SPAC volunteer coordinator Felicia Monteforte, uses fun and interactive activities and games to teach kids how to read a dog’s body language and how to act around family dogs as well as strange dogs.

“We thought it was really important to present that to the public,” SPAC Director Barbara Keegan said.

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