Eagle Valley students raise funds for local animal service
Ryan Summerlin January 8, 2014
EAGLE – Eagle Valley Middle School’s student council rounded up student more than $1,200 in student donations for Eagle County Animal Service. The student council encouraged students to bring in cash and items on the shelter’s wish list. Students also learned about animal abandonment, adoptions for abandoned pets and the what the shelter does in the community.
This week, the student council, along with assistant principal Harry McQueeney and student council sponsor Robyn Hanson, presented Richard Molinari, animal services manager, with a check for $1,231.77.
Each year, animal services provides shelter for around 700 animals. They are always seeking foster homes to help with puppies, kittens and animals needing to learn how to socialize before they’re eligible for adoption.
The adoption fees are $70 for cats and $100 for dogs, with all animals spayed or neutered and vaccinated before adoption. They are currently seeking barn homes for their barn cats, which are available at no charge.
“Supporting a service or cause really connects students with their community,” said student council sponsor, Robin Hanson. “They learn to organize and share information for the purpose of improving their community.”