From bloodhounds to bloodmobiles at Richland

Is your dog disobedient? Does he ignore you when you give an order?

Now there’s a solution for that. It’s Richland’s dog obedience course on Thursdays March 30 to May 11 from 7 to 8 p.m.  There is also a Saturday class March 25 to May 13 from 4 to 5 p.m. The cost for either course is $60. 

Helen Noble from Continuing Education said dogs must be at least six months old and come to every class. Owners must bring proof that the dogs have had their rabies vaccines.

“The instructor will teach you how to train your dog to obey commands,” Noble said. “Instruction will take place outside by Guadalupe Hall in Parking Lot Z.”  

Register through Continuing Education for the March 30 course, No. 1078408 83002 or the March 25 course, No. 1078406 83001on the phone at 972-238-6145, or in person with a credit card. 

“Cash or checks will also be accepted in person,” Noble said.

A Canine Good Citizen class will also begin from 8 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays, March 30 to May 11. The cost is also $60. Register through Course No. 1062733 81001. 

This course will include commands such as sit, stand or stay and enable people to take their dogs to a senior citizen home. 

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Donna Diehl, a representative from Carter BloodCare, was on campus Feb. 27 to distribute information to students, faculty and staff.  The Bloodmobile was also on the Richland campus.

Diehl said Carter goes to many schools and at most campuses, between 25 and 35 students give blood. 

“Our average draw is about 20,” she said. One unit [of blood] can help save three lives. They can take platelets for cancer patients. They can take plasma for burn patients. They can take red cells for surgical patients.”  

Children’s Medical Center, Diehl said, insists that Carter BloodCare inform people that one donation of blood can help up to six babies. 

Last summer when the five Dallas police officers were killed and nine wounded in a shooting in downtown, Carter BloodCare was able to supply enough blood for them, Diehl said. 

“We cover so much area that we are trying to find 1,100 units of blood per day for the community by these drives,” she said. 

For more information on where to give blood, call 817-412-5377.