Middle school students have a third and final opportunity this school year to participate in a service project at the Gou Gou Shan Animal Shelter, which is located in Wufeng District. There are about 150 puppies and dogs living at the shelter, waiting for permanent homes. During this visit students will again be cleaning and refilling water and food bowls, cleaning the grounds, walking and brushing dogs, doing assorted chores that the owner needs to have done, and even just playing with the dogs. This interaction is an important activity for the dogs since it helps them with socializing and learning good manners, so that they have a better chance of being adopted later.
MS students need to return the permission form as soon as possible. Forms have been handed out in advisory classes. We can only take 15 students, and last time there was a wait list of students who did not get to go, so getting forms in quickly is important. This event will take place on Saturday morning, May 19th, from 8:00 to about 11:30AM. Transportation will be by van which will be provided by the school. Students will have to arrange rides or carpools to and from Café 185 where the vans will pick up and return students. We look forward to another rewarding experience while contributing our time and energy to the community.
Joan Freeman, MS STUGO Advisor