STUDENTS BAKE DOG BISCUITS FOR SHELTER DOGS - “While learning baking and job-readiness skills, some Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES students are doing their part to help out the community — one dog biscuit at a time.”
Students from Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES in New York are baking dog biscuits to be donated to the Stevens Swan Humane Society in Utica. In addition to teaching the students useful skills, the project contributes to the local community by helping out the shelter dogs. Read more from herkimertelegram.com:Making the dog biscuits also was part of the Pathways Academy’s goal of helping students become more aware of what job opportunities are available in the region, Haver said. Students in the program learn information under career clusters such as health sciences, human services, manufacturing, agriculture and food and natural resources, she said.Haver and her students talked about humane societies, and the potential for working at a humane society or in a similar job, she said.Additionally, students learned some skills that could help prepare them for a variety of jobs, she said. They learned how to follow the recipe, double the recipe, bake, track the inventory and do other related tasks.“There’s a lot of mixing, measuring, rolling,” she said.Student Shailynne Hoag, a sophomore of Owen D. Young, said she has a dog, so it feels “good” to help out by making the dog biscuits.
“I like dogs,” she said.
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No Animals Will Be Killed Tomorrow at the NYC ACC Shelters
If we can get a grassroots coalition going we can stop this needless killing of adoptable pets. When animals are brought in to shelters that are operated by the counties they have to take the animal. That is not an option for the shelters.
What we have to do is stop the animals from coming in, in the first place and from being abandoned by owners.
Just today an elderly gentleman was bringing in his son’s Rottweiler. I was doing chores and I had a chance to talk to this man and I told him the odds of his son’s dog ever finding a new home were nil.
He agreed to take the dog back to his home and keep it there safe until we can find a safe place. Now the dog will not be exposed to kennel cough and various other illnesses and he has at least an even chance of living out his life.
There will always have to be a place for strays and injured dogs but if we can slow the incoming owner surrenders it will allow much more space so that other dogs have a better chance to be claimed or healed.
Most of these owner surrenders should and could be kept in the home until a new guardian or foster can be found.
The biggest problem besides space in shelters, is illness and behavioral issues. Once a dog exhibits either of these his chances of getting out alive drop dramatically.
If you know of someone that is on the verge of “getting rid” of their pet, be an advocate for that animal. You just may save a life. Remember diplomacy in all cases and it won’t be easy, because as true animal lovers we will never understand how people can even consider abandonment as a choice.
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