Van Horn Students Help Local Animal Shelter

Posted February 9, 2017

*Thanks to contributing writer Hailie Lewis.

Students from Van Horn High School made 50 dog treats to help animals at KC Pet Project as part of a leadership development course.  Junior Hailie Lewis chose the project because of her love for animals and encouraged 16 other students to help.

The students stayed after school to make the treats. Lewis says, “We picked out the treats by using the KC Pet Project website where they have a whole page on things you can do at home to help the animal shelter, such as making blankets, dog treats, cat toys and other simple things.”

Several students shared pride and excitement about the project. Freshman Alista Eakright said, “This was so great! I cannot wait until we get to do this again!” Junior Lydia Reed said, “My favorite part about making the treats was being able to do help the animal shelters get what they needed to treat the dogs while having fun with my friends.”

Lewis and junior Brooklynn Hufft delivered the treats to KC Pet Project where they got to see some of the dogs enjoying the treats.