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March 18, 2013

Hunter Hills holding pet supply drive

CORBIN —  

By Bobbie Poynter / Community Editor

Eleven-year-old Savannah Litton believed she had found of an abused and abandoned kitten, but didn’t know what to do about it. Fortunately for Savannah, her fourth grade science teacher at Hunter Hills Elementary, Ms. Lanitta Moore, had just read a Times-Tribune feature story to the class about a new animal activist group, Justice for Abused Animals. In the article, the organization’s phone number was listed, so Savannah made the call. Shortly thereafter, Savannah herself had the privilege of becoming the foster mother of a small cat, appropriately dubbed Hunter, after the girl’s school.

Savannah’s fourth grade classmates were touched by the newspaper’s story and what the animals had gone through. They were particularly interested in the dog, Justice, and how she was able to adapt to having her rear leg amputated.

The students wanted to do something to help, and eagerly began a school-wide drive for pet supplies. The items will be used to help people who volunteer to foster the animals, many of whom need special care due to injuries or neglect.

Beginning on Valentines Day, the kids made posters for the school and distributed flyers to publicize the event. The flyers and posters listed the kinds of items that were needed, like dry dog and cat food, grooming items, collars leashes, blankets and towels and even treats and toys for those animals who have had very little positive socialization with their owners.

The Hunter Hills students have already collected lots of items for their efforts. Havannah and her class invite the general public to participate in their drive by dropping off needed items at Hunter Hills School or contacting teachers Lanitta Moore or Jessica Hensley at 862-4655. The pet supply drive will continue through March 29.

 

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