Mutt-i-grees Students Volunteer at Local Spay/Neuter Clinic
Students from the M.U.T.T.S. Clubs at Clinton and South Side schools in Van Buren County, AR, volunteered their time this fall at a mobile spay/neuter clinic in their community. This service learning project allowed students to put empathy into action as they assisted local veterinarians to comfort and care for animals before and after their procedures. The students are excited to host another clinic in the spring.
The concept of M.U.T.T.S. – which stands for Motivated, Understanding & Thoughtful Teenage Students – began in 2011 at three school districts in Van Buren County. High school students expressed that they would like to form a school-based club which could participate in Mutt-i-grees service learning activities and organize fundraisers to raise awareness for shelter pets. Now established in all three junior high schools and high schools in the county, M.U.T.T.S. Clubs are thriving! Members have sponsored adoptathons for local animal shelters, volunteered at local shelters and rescue centers, helped with mobile spay/neuter clinics, and participated in many service learning activities in their communities. Inspired by these amazing students, other schools, libraries, and museums around the country have created their own M.U.T.T.S. Clubs to collaborate for the benefit of Mutt-i-grees. If your school has a M.U.T.T.S. Club, we want to hear from you! Share your story with us at [email protected].