Girl Scout Brownie Troop #10117 is filled with animal lovers. When we asked them to help plan our troop topics for the year, they all agreed they wanted to learn more about animals. For our latest unit, we focused on animal rescues and shelters. After visiting the cats, bunnies, guinea pigs and dogs at the HoCo Animal Shelter, the girls collected items to donate. They donated dog treats, cat toys, blankets, small animal supplies but their favorite items were creating cat boxes. Each box is especially decorated by a Brownie with a written GS troop stamp of approval that these fine cats would make a great pet for a loving family. Thanks to Ann of Animal Advocates for teaching us about pet ownership and making a true commitment to our pets for their lifetime!
If It Helps Just One....
A Volunteer reports a friend accidentally left her pantry door open. When she returned home, she found her dog had gotten its head stuck in a cereal box and suffocated. While this may seem very unlikely, it’s not the first time we’ve heard of it! Several years ago, a dog we know died in a potato chip bag. Similarly, cats have been reported to suffer the same fate getting stuck in cat food cans. We’ve probably all wondered why “this bag is not a toy” even needs to be said. But food containers don’t usually post a warning, and for our four-legged friends, anything with food or food residue is especially tempting. So be safe and keep food and trash out of your pet’s reach.
In our position, we often get alerts or stories that people want us to share. In an effort to bring them to you in an organized fashion, we’ll post them under this title. Our goal is not to be depressing or alarmist, but to present things you may never have thought of but should know. If it helps just one, it will be worth it.