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Students need dogs to groom

Sammy Bellamy of Waynedale, left, Samantha Bauman of Norwayne and Mary Adams of Triway hold some of the animals housed at the Wayne County Schools Career Center.

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Animal care and management students at the Wayne County Schools Career Center are looking for more dogs to groom at the school during school hours.

“We are full service,” instructor Amber Long said. “We can do anything a professional groomer can do.”

The students groom all sizes and breeds of dogs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment in their state-of-the-art bathing and grooming rooms. Long and her assistant Celia O’Hearn always supervise the grooming process, and some graduates from the program have become professional groomers.

The students also are having a pet sale of some of the animals they have raised in the lab: rabbits, pet rats and mice. They may even have a few hedgehogs later this spring. All have been handled daily by the students and will make great pets.

Students in the program learn a variety of skills including animal feeding, breeding, care and control, clinical procedures and terminology, disease prevention, and grooming. The lab includes fish, birds, bearded dragons, turtles, lizards, frogs, rats, mice, chinchillas, ferrets, rabbits, hedgehogs, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils and snakes (just about any kind of animal that can be found at a pet store).

To purchase an animal or to make an appointment for dog grooming, call Long at 330-669-7066 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Published: March 20, 2017
New Article ID: 2017703209991