Kids and canines hunted for eggs at annual Easter egg hunt

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Kids and their four-legged companions were treated to a twist on the traditional Easter egg hunt Saturday afternoon.

Jonesboro Animal Control and Northeast Arkansans for Animals (NAFA) hosted their annual egg hunt where each child could look for 12 eggs with their dogs in tow and receive candy and prizes.

One NAFA member said the event teaches kids how to properly interact with dogs.

"The politeness, asking if they can pet their dog instead of just running up and petting the dog," Wanda Turner with NAFA said. "For us, there's no better way to celebrate the Easter egg hunt."

The children with the best manners also received a special stuffed animal prize.

About 100 kids hunted for eggs.

Turner reminds pet owners to keep chocolate away from dogs during their Easter celebrations.

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