Earlier this month, thirty students from Weber Middle School in Port Washington, NY and MercyFirst in Syosset, NY joined North Shore Animal League America in celebrating CATober 9th, the universal birthday for all shelter and rescue cats and kittens. The students gathered feline goods to donate to NSALA and also went behind the scenes at the shelter to see how much work is involved to find these Mutt-i-grees safe, loving homes. At the end of the day, everyone celebrated by singing 'Happy Birthday' to the cats and enjoying birthday cupcakes. Sounds like a purr-fect party to us!
Meet Anna and Gracie Lee - they are sisters from Van Buren County, Arkansas who have been involved in Mutt-i-grees for four years. All the profits from their bracelet business go to support their local animal shelter. What a fantastic way to help animals in your community! To see more ideas for ways to help shelters and rescue groups in your area, please visit http://education.muttigrees.org/service-learning.
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.