New Haven High School’s FCCLA members are holding a Humane Society drive from February 19th through February 22nd.
According to the Humane Society website, the Humane Society “is the nation’s most effective animal protection organization.” Since they began, “12,000 adoptable dogs have found homes through the 21 pet stores that the Humane Society convinced to stop working with puppy mills.”
The website continued to say that “the Humane Society has an Animal Rescue Team as well that works with law enforcement to investigate the worst cases of animal abuse nationwide. Every year, they rescue thousands of animals from fighting operations, natural disasters, and other large-scale situations of cruelty and neglect.”
Fellow New Haven High students are encouraged to get involved and help out with the drive by bringing in new or used towels or blankets, rawhides, leashes, collars, bowls, or blue Dawn dish soap. Students should put the items in the box by Mrs. Miller’s door.
The goal of the drive as stated by Mrs. Miller, FCCLA’s sponsor, is, “We aim to collect items that are not being used and give the items to the Humane Society where the items will be put to good use.”
Members of the Humane Society Drive committee were asked why FCCLA is choosing to do this as a community service, how they believe this drive reflects the school, and if they had any stories about how an animal has impacted their lives or why the drive is important to them.
Senior Kamryn Poe stated, “FCCLA is doing this project to show the community that we do care about more than just our school. We care about our community and the people and animals who are in it. By starting this drive, we are raising awareness about the Humane Society and we are helping animals get better living conditions. A single towel can help raise awareness that these animals need more help. This also might encourage more people to look into adopting a dog.”
She continued: “It is important to me because all of my dogs were rescued and I got a few of them from the Humane Society. So helping an organization that helped me get my furry friends is always going to be important to me. Without the Humane Society, I would have never become such an adamant animal lover. I am so happy FCCLA is doing this drive for things like collars, blankets, towels, etc. because it is helping some pretty amazing animals.”
Many other committee members stated they just want to help out because they love animals and the Humane Society has cute dogs.
Thank you to all of those who are actively involved in FCCLA and for all you do to help out the community. Good luck with your drive!
Source: “The Humane Society of The United States.” The Humane Society of the United States, www.humanesociety.org/.