In addition to their foster cats, they also have a Mutt-i-grees School Dog, Anakin whose pet parent is an administrator at the school and the parent of the Ambassador. In addition, two of her daughters are veterinary technicians who work with the kids, too. It’s a family event! Anakin was rescued with his two sisters near Naishlyn’s home. He was in shock and was being eaten by ants. The daughters ran to the veterinary clinic with him. He was a mere 12 ounces in weight. They stabilized him but recommended feeding him every two hours and this is how he became a Mutt-i-grees School Dog, so Luz (Naishlyn’s mom) could feed and care for him throughout the day. From students to educators, he has changed the entire school community. The Ambassadors care for Anakin while being involved in rescue and fostering.
None of this could happen without the dedication and support of the school, the teachers, and the parents – the community. It takes the world around you and the people you interact with within it to make positive change take place. To change attitudes and situations of despair to situations of joy with the helping hands of those that stand next to us, we can put our footprint on a better tomorrow.