Explaining dog safety

Sandra Curd (left) and Ngaire Brown of Rural Women New Zealand’s Mid Canterbury branch recently visited Netherby School as part of a campaign to keep kids safe around dogs.

Rural Women New Zealand representatives visited Netherby School recently to spread the message about the safety of children around dogs.

RWNZ Mid Canterbury president Sandra Curd and secretary Ngaire Brown presented pupils in Room 3 of the school with a copy of the book How to Keep Kids Safe with Dogs, and talked with the children about safety around dogs.

Members of the group are in the process of distributing copies of the book to 20 primary schools in Mid Canterbury, while pre-school educators will receive a Keep Me Safe book, together with pamphlets they can use in their centres.

To complement the schools campaign, Winchmore branch members are donating 16 How to Keep Kids Safe with Dogs books to doctor, dentist and hospital receptions throughout Mid Canterbury.