Bill Brown Students Lead Successful Pet Drive
Submitted By Jason Gordon
The Bill Brown Elementary Student Council recently held a successful Pet Drive. A total of 101 items were collected to help the Bulverde Area Humane Society (BAHS). Student Council members made creative and clever posters with catchy slogans asking students to go “fetch” items they listed from the BAHS’s wish list. The daily announcements reminded students that the class with the most items would win a “doggy bag” with cool “treats.” Students in Marcie McCranie’s fourth-grade class won the prize for most items collected.
Tom Blacklock, the president of the Bulverde Area Humane Society, spoke to Student Council class representatives and explained how the Humane Society is funded, why the “wish items” are important, and how students can continue to “lend a paw.” The BAHS operates and depends on donations and volunteer work of the community.
He also told students about a success story with one of their longtime residents, a dog named Luke, who became more comfortable around people because of the “Reading to Cats and Dogs” program. This is something children of all ages can participate in on Wednesdays from 10-11:30 a.m.
“The students were so moved by the story of Luke, and were excited to know they can go read to dogs and cats during spring break or in summer when school is out,” said Irene Clancy, Bill Brown counselor. “They also are now aware of items the Bulverde Area Humane Society is always eager to receive any time of the year.”