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Youngsters learn to interact & care for animals

Posted at 11:22 AM, Jun 29, 2016

The Singer Island Paws and Paddocks Rescue in Loxahatchee brought a lot of smiles to kids in Rivera Beach Wednesday.

The organization showed up at the Max M Fisher Boys and Girls Club on West 13th Street with goats, horses and even a mini horse named "Munchkin."

The kids learned how to interact and care for the animals.

Jill Wardle , the founder of the rescue, says she hopes this equine therapy will be a positive influence in their lives. "If you can get a kid into riding, horses there's a very strong possibility they're not gonna get in trouble." 

Singer Island Paws and Paddocks Rescue is seeking local and state funding to make equine therapy programs affordable for everyone.