On Tuesday, March 12, the Polk County High School (PCHS) Humane Society Club awarded two checks for $200 each to the Foothills Humane Society (FHS) shelter to pay for medicine to cure two of their current heartworm positive dogs: Goodie and Francine. This money was raised during a very successful fundraiser, for which all funds were donated by Polk County High School students. The Humane Society club is now the official sponsor for Foothills’ heartworm positive dogs, about 44 percent of the animals overall. The main problem for a heartworm positive dog is that adoption may be difficult until they are cured and the medicine is very expensive, around $200 per dog. Gillian Westmore, sponsor of the club, said, “This fundraiser was so successful, we will begin a new one for the next dog very soon.” Club president, Juliet Taft, also said that “supporting the heart worm positive dogs has given our club a focus, as well as just our volunteering and providing services.” The active sponsorship of these dogs provides money for the medicine, educates the student body on the issue of heartworms, and gives the high school club a definite mission. (photo submitted by Gillian Westmore)
On Tuesday, March 12, the Polk County High School (PCHS) Humane Society Club awarded two checks for $200 each to the Foothills Humane Society (FHS) shelter to pay for medicine to cure two of their current heartworm positive dogs: Goodie and Francine. This money was raised during a very successful fundraiser, for which all funds were donated by Polk County High School students. The Humane Society club is now the official sponsor for Foothills’ heartworm positive dogs, about 44 percent of the animals overall. The main problem for a heartworm positive dog is that adoption may be difficult until they are cured and the medicine is very expensive, around $200 per dog. Gillian Westmore, sponsor of the club, said, “This fundraiser was so successful, we will begin a new one for the next dog very soon.” Club president, Juliet Taft, also said that “supporting the heart worm positive dogs has given our club a focus, as well as just our volunteering and providing services.” The active sponsorship of these dogs provides money for the medicine, educates the student body on the issue of heartworms, and gives the high school club a definite mission. (photo submitted by Gillian Westmore)

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PCHS Humane Society Club awards FHS Shelter

Published 10:28am Friday, April 19, 2013

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