Hannah Yeiser is hoping to raise money for the Clay County Humane Society to put a fence around the compound.
"Currently, all of the dogs have to be on leashes," she said. "Having a fenced-in area where they can run and play would be beneficial."
As member of the Interact Club, Yeiser and other students have named their community service group Students and Pets Outdoors Together (S.P.O.T.S.), in which they volunteer at the Humane Society.
"We usually try to have people go in groups with friends," she said. "It is also encouraged that everyone go once a week."
The organization is geared toward community service, which is why so many seniors are involved.
"This gives students the opportunity to spend time doing something worthwhile," she said. "It accumulates volunteer hours that are really important to National Honor Society, colleges and scholarship committees."
However, Yeiser said all students are welcomed and she encourages everyone to volunteer.
"They always need help," she said.
Students interact with the shelter's animals by giving them baths and making sure they get exercise.
Currently, puppies and kittens are being showcased on NTV as a way to promote adoption as well as donations. Yeiser is also discussing the possibility of a penny war among the classes.
"We brought puppies from the shelter into the school to help with grief counseling after Halie (Hite) died," she said. "It didn't make the situation easier, but it helped some people to smile."
Yeiser is hoping area businesses will join the students with building the fence.
"I'm hoping to be able to possibly place 2-liter bottles in business around town, so people will be able to donate spare change," she said. "This is really a chance of all the animal lovers in the community to help."
For more information on the project, contact Yeiser at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on volunteering at the humane society, call 446-5126.
In need of ...
The Clay County Humane Society is always looking for donations. Some of their needed items include:
* Cat litter (clay only),
* Lysol Spray Cans,
* Lysol four-in-one cleaner,
* Laundry Soap,
* Paper Towels,
* Dishwashing Soap,
* Five-Gallon Plastic Water Buckets,
* Wash Cloths/Wash Towels,
* Window Cleaner,
* Dog and Cat Toys,
* Pet Treats, and
* Aluminum Cans