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Helping Our Furry Friends

By: Fourth Grade Teachers Taylor Miles and Linda Walther

October 24, 2014

Our furry friends at the Humane Society of Missouri recently welcomed Rossman fourth graders. The students toured the facility and participated in a class that taught them how to be advocates for animals, especially those in need.

Since 1870, this wonderful organization has been dedicated to giving animals second chances. It provides a safe, caring haven to any animal that has been abused, neglected or abandoned. It's mission is to end the cycle of abuse, control pet populations and create lasting relationships between people and animals through adoption programs. The students also had a sneak peek at the veterinary clinic where a skilled staff of veterinarians cares for a variety of animals.

Rossman fourth graders learned that they can make a difference by doing kind things to benefit animals in need. Our community service efforts thus far include raising money and collecting wish list items that will help with the day-to-day care of the animals. This includes used towels, sheets and blankets, toys and treats, clean stuffed animals, collars, leashes and Gentle Leaders.

Later this year, we will raise money for the Humane Society by holding a bake sale. Additional donations are welcome any time. These donations are important as they help injured, stray and unwanted animals become eligible for adoption.

This fourth grade service project is beneficial to our students as well, as it helps them give back to the community and aid animals who cannot help themselves.

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