In a special ceremony at the 70th anniversary Fall Festival at Citi Field on Saturday, October 18, 2014, North Shore Animal League America was honored to present brothers Ramon and Joel Quinones with the Humane Hero Award for their heroic actions toward saving the life of Quattro the cat. On May 7, in Paterson, NJ, a group of children brutally beat Quattro, a stray cat, with bricks, stones, and sticks. The assault only ended when Ramon and Joel stepped in, chasing the gang away while protecting Quattro.
Students from Lacey Monroe’s 6th grade Mutt-i-grees class in Bee Branch, AR organized a car wash on Saturday, September 20th, 2014, to benefit their local animal shelter. The event, organized solely by the four students (with the help of Ms. Monroe and their parents), raised $260 for Van Buren County Animal Shelter. We salute these four students for taking action on behalf of Mutt-i-grees!
Mutt-i-grees Student Ambassador Layne Meek has gotten off to a great start to the 2014-15 academic year. On Saturday, September 13, 2014, Layne participated in an adoption event at a PetSmart in his community, in which more than 30 cats and dogs were placed into loving homes. He’s also been approved by the Ashland Animal Rescue Fund (AARF), a private no-kill shelter in Ashland, KY, to start a Mutt-i-grees Teen Council to help homeless animals in his community.
Families in Centereach, NY know where to go to find fun, hands-on activities that help shelter animals: their local library! Since March 2013, Middle Country Public Library (MCPL) has been offering a variety of Mutt-i-grees programs to patrons as part of its seasonal programming.