Helping Shelter Animals is EASY!
Sam & Dan had to do a Community Service Project for their Boy Scout Advancement. They came up with an idea. They called the local animal shelter to see if they could volunteer at the shelter but were told that they were too young. However, they were told that the shelter was in dire need of towels, blankets and sheets for the animals.
So the boys got to work. They made up a flier that they distributed all around our town. They had their dad and I send it to everyone we knew and they told their Troop about the need.
Sam & Dan hoped to get about 50-100 blankets that they could bring to the shelter, but as the phone calls started coming in, we soon realized that we would need a bigger truck.
After all the collected bags and bags dropped off by many, many people, our final count was over 300 blankets. People also donated toys, bowls, food, leashes, cans of money, beds and cages.
We had 2 trailers full of items for the animals at the shelter and when we pulled up to the shelter with our goodies for the animals the folks there couldn't believe that two 13 year old boys did this.
It turned out that the shelter washing machine had broken down the week before and the shelter was desperate for blankets and here we were.
Sam & Dan were quite proud of themselves. They received a commendation from the shelter administrator and had a hugely successful Community Service project.
So what can you do to help shelter animals? Check with your local shelter to see what they need. When you are Spring Cleaning this year, bring your old blankets, towels and sheets to your local shelter. Buy an extra bag of food and drop it off. You will make little lives easier and maybe even save a life.