Last Updated: Friday - 09/24/2010
Week of February 25, 2008
St. Francis students help abandoned dogs
Pupils honour their patron saint’s beliefs with their cakewalk
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Second Chance Animal Rescue Society’s Nicole Johnston tells St. Francis students how SCARS and the $660 raised by the children help dogs like Snowy.
Young students at St. Francis of Assisi School lived up to their patron saint’s belief in kindness to animals when they raised money for an animal rescue group.
The Grade 2A and 3A classes at St. Francis of Assisi had a cake walk and bake sale to raise money for SCARS (Second Chance Animal Rescue Society) Feb. 13.
SCARS is run by volunteers, receives no government funding and rescues, rehabilitates and finds forever homes for abandoned and homeless dogs.
Nicole Johnston from SCARS brought two rescued dogs, Snowy and Taylor, for the event, much to the students’ delight.
“Empathy towards animals is an important lesson for these students to learn and being animal enthusiasts, we thought it was a great opportunity for our students to give instead of receive and have fun at the same time,” says Grade Two teacher Leah Adams.
The Grade 2A and 3A children, with the support of their teachers, organized the faith into action fund-raiser.
“We raised $660 which is truly amazing given the low socio-economic area the school is situated in,” says Adams.