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Shelter Connections Archive

Clinton Public School "Pet Food Drive"

The Clinton (AR) Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms are finishing up with the “Finding Feelings” Unit. To complete their understanding of feelings, teachers asked them what dogs must feel like when they are in the shelter. They all agreed that they probably felt a little lonely and scared. When teachers asked students how they might be able to help, they came up with the idea of sponsoring a “Pet Food Drive.” Students collected food items (bagged or canned), blankets, chew toys, water bowls and leashes. The donations were taken to a local animal shelter on November 11, 2011. Teachers report that students had a lot of fun with this project!

Mutt-i-grees® Clubs in Arkansas Are Making a Difference

Way to go Clinton, Shirley, and Southside (AR) Schools Mutt-i-gree® Clubs! Students and teachers hosted the first animal adopt-a-thon on December 3, 2011. The event was held at the local city park and the animals from the VBC Animal Shelter were special guests of the event. Four puppies were adopted and over $700 in donations were raised for the shelter!

Nice to Meet You!

Kindergarten and first graders at Shirley Elementary (AR) were recently visited by Steven, a staff member of the Fairfield Bay Animal Shelter. They learned about the animals at the shelter and how the shelter operates. They also got to meet Duke, a dog who lives at the shelter.

UPDATE: Another Mutt-i-grees® School-based Kennel

In Van Buren County, AR, students in Mutt-i-grees® high school, junior high, and afterschool programs are in the process of designing and constructing a school-based kennel. Check out some photos of their progress!

M.U.T.T.S. Clubs are Busy in Arkansas

The Shirley Alternative Learning Classroom M.U.T.T.S. Club recently helped at a Mobile Spay & Neuter Clinic in Fairfield Bay. The students assisted the vet before and after the surgeries.