After learning this winter about the challenges faced by local animal shelters in a story by The Journal News, students at the Bedford Road School sprang into action.
Led by the school’s student council, these youngsters held an animal shelter drive that yielded the following over a 10-day period: 90 towels, 15 blankets, 35 bags of dry dog food, 3 bags of cat litter, 75 cans of pet food, and dozens of toys, dog bones, and leashes.
Student council representatives delivered the items with help from their parents to Pets Alive Westchester, the New Rochelle Humane Society, and Putnam Humane Society.
Student council advisor Dierdre Vedovino said the kids were “thrilled to contribute to the aid and care of the animals in need.”
The original Journal News article, “Animal shelters seek blankets to warm dogs, cats this winter,” covered animal humane groups as they redoubled their efforts to generate donations of blankets to help keep dogs and cats warm and cozy.
Photos: Students at the Bedford Road School held a 10-day drive to support local animal shelters. (Courtesy of Julie Schwartz)