On Tuesday teacher Julie Sweat and approximately 100 fifth-grade students from Selmer Middle School brought supplies and toys to help out the local animal shelter.
“We were thrilled to have them,” said volunteer director Charlotte Doehner. “We hope even more schools come out.”
After hearing the shelter needed help from a Facebook post, the Selmer fifth graders decided to do something about it. Over the last two weeks the students gathered food, blankets, toys and other items for the Corinth shelter.
While visiting the shelter on Tuesday morning, the students got a chance to tour the facility and learn how the nonprofit shelter works, the process by which cats and dogs come into the shelter and how the volunteer staff takes care of them.
Many students expressed a desire to volunteer after taking the shelter tour, Doehner said.
“This is a great way to learn about the animal shelter,” said Doehner. “Hopefully, when we reach the children, they will grow up understanding and caring for animals.”
The Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter is a no-kill, nonprofit organization committed to saving the abused, neglected, abandoned and injured animals of Corinth and Alcorn County.
(For more information or to make a donation to the shelter call 284-5800, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit alcornpets.com or search for Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter on Facebook. Located at 3825 Proper Street, the shelter is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)