4-H youth explore veterinary and animal science by engaging in projects with their pet and learning to feed, train and care for the animal.

young girl petting cat Want to show off your pet’s skills and tricks?

Your pet—your dog or cat or bird or even your turtle!—could be the perfect 4-H project for you. You may think you know all there is to know about Fido or Fluffy, but through 4-H, you could learn so much more.

Or how about raising a puppy to become a Leader Dog or a special friend and companion for someone with a disability? It might hurt to give away an animal you’ve worked with so hard, but just imagine how good you’ll feel inside knowing how much you’ve enriched someone else’s life!

Contact

For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office or:

Katie Ockert, 4-H Animal Science Educator 
Email: ockertka@anr.msu.edu
Phone: (517) 432-5270

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  • Planning ahead for your dog’s holiday safety

    Published on December 19, 2017

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