Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Troop 108 Volunteers at Metro Animal Shelter

Four girls from Troop 108 worked with the Metro Animal Shelter to complete their Bronze Award. The girls went through training on how to properly care for the animals. They also completed tasks such as walking dogs, playing with the cats and giving baths to the animals. The girls also worked on generating some word-of-mouth publicity for the the shelter and even convinced some people to adopt pets.

At the Metro Animal Shelter, there are more than 7,500 cats and dogs a year waiting for a home but only 40 a month are adopted. Most of the animals that come to the shelter have been abandoned, neglected, abused or surrendered. This is the case for many animals in shelters like Metro Animal Shelter. Troop 108 urges Girl Scout troops and others alike to get involved with local animal shelters to help improve animals' lives throughout their communities.

Troop 108 wants to encourage other Girl Scout troops to help at their local animal shelters and to adopt animals from a shelter instead of buying one from a store.