Middle School Service Project
Middle school’s second service project on Saturday, February 10th, to assist at the Gougou Shan animal shelter in Wufeng District was a big success. 14 students worked with about 75 of the dogs waiting for permanent homes. On this visit they washed and refilled all the water buckets and food bowls, carried numerous food and garbage bags, as well as helped to clean where needed. They also brushed and just played with the dogs. This interaction is an important activity for the dogs since it helps them with socializing and learning good manners, which will help them have a better chance of being adopted later. Both dogs and students benefited from all the love and bonding...it was good therapy for all! By the end of the visit it was common to see two or three dogs calmly sitting as they were being hugged, scratched, and petted by each student.
Along with the visit to the shelter we collected leashes, halters, and other pet supplies to donate. Thank you to everyone who helped with this worthwhile project.
A special thank you goes to parent chaperones Emma Green and Jeff Chou for their assistance. The accompanying photos were taken by these parents as well.
Joan Freeman, MS STUGO Advisor