ACOs Provide Animal Care Education to Local Youth

Animal Control Officers Sheila Johannesen and Maura Wentworth, both from Hampstead, presented to Daisy Troop 10399 on the importance of animal care and what ACOs do. Both are active members with the ACO Association, and Wentworth serves as the Vice President.

The presentation covered what to do when you find a stray animal, what to do around wild animals, what ACOs do on a daily basis along with how to care for their animals, and why licensing of dogs is important.

“We talked about the importance of microchipping, and how a microchip in a pet works, this included a live demonstration, which they found very interesting” Johannesen said.

Both ACOs were impressed with the girls plans to visit a local animal shelter, and a community outreach event about an animal related issue.

“We were happy to give the presentation and educate the next generation of animal welfare advocates”, Johannesen said.

Pictured are members of the Hampstead Daisy Troop and Hampstead Animal Control Officers