Young animal lovers make a big difference

Wednesday, May 17th, the HSEP was visited by two groups of students who conducted donation drives at their schools. The Humane Society of El Paso is overwhelmed by the students’ passion to help out, and by all of the hard work they put in. It is not often that kiddos of such young ages do so much for their community, and for the homeless animals within it.

What a day!

The first group was from SPC Rafael Hernando III Middle School’s NJHS. These young leaders conducted a donation drive, and visited the shelter to not only deliver the donations. Students also visited to give the rescues special treats and work with younger animal lovers. The NJHS students made “peanut butter sandwiches” for the dogs, made out of two milk bones held together by a dollop of peanut butter. NJHS tudents made plenty, with the intention of sharing with the younger students who would be visiting later in the morning.

The second group consisted of 5th graders from Sgt. Roberto Ituarte Elementary. The students also held a donation drive at their school, and wanted to deliver their goodies. Younger students were grouped with older students, and the groups passed out peanut butter sandwiches and other treats to each of the rescues.

The Humane Society of El Paso is overwhelmed by the students’ passion to help out, and by all of the hard work they put in. It is not often that kiddos of such young ages do so much for their community, and for the homeless animals within it.

These two groups’ drives comprise the largest donation delivery the HSEP has ever seen in one day! Toys, treats, food, and other supplies were brought in by the box-load. Every single item will be used to better the lives of the animals at the shelter, whether it is providing a clean and comfortable kennel, or using treats to give dogs basic obedience training to make them more adoptable.

The one thing these students could not donate is more kennels, which is where the rest El Paso community comes in! Donations are superb and very necessary to bettering the lives of animals while they are at the shelter, but it is adoptions and fosters that allow for more animals to be saved.

These students are a wonderful and heartwarming example of the good a person can do, and it is our sincere hope that they serve as an inspiration! It takes the whole community to save animals. These students certainly did their part; will you do your part and foster or adopt?

 

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