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Fin the Mussel Sniffing Dog Returns

If you missed the opportunity to see Fin the dog in action, you are in luck. Fin and his handler, Nick Knauss are returning to local branches of Whitman County Library as part of an afterschool program. Families are invited to see Fin the mussel sniffing dog at the following branches:

Wednesday, Sept. 14 – St. John Library at 12:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 21 – Tekoa Library at 12 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 19 – LaCrosse Library at 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 20 – Colfax Library at 3:30 p.m.

Fin is a two-year old dog that was rescued from a shelter in Texas and is now one of the dogs working for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. His job is to sniff out invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels that are especially harmful to both boats and bodies of water.

At the event, participants will hear Nick speak about the different aquatic invasive species. Learn what they are, what impacts they have, why it’s important to keep them out of our waters, and what we can do to keep them out. Lastly, Nick and Fin will do a live demonstration with the assistance of the audience. This is a free, kid-friendly event with lots of great information for all ages.

Fin's Visit to Garfield Library
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