This 2010-2011 school year is the first
Pennies for Pets effort by Victoria Walker
Elementary! And, did they EVER come out of the gate
setting the pace!!! With Principal
Suzanne Keith's blessing and leadership from
Lori Janick, Victoria Walker Elem's
Librarian, this student body did an outstanding job by
collecting $2,001.72 -- in
These children were like sponges in learning about responsible
pet ownership and they shared stories of their own pets with us
when we went to speak to them at the end of the year. They
asked questions and they listened intently to answers - eager to
learn! The kids appeared to have a good time and visiting with
them and their teachers was a wonderful experience for us,
Thank You so
Of course, everyone loved Buck and were very impressed to realize that
Buck was a shelter dog saved from euthanasia - twice!
The children saw first-hand what a dog rescued from a shelter can become and
realized the virtue of adopting a pet rather than buying one from a
breeder. We also talked about how to care for pets and how important it is
to give them attention and love in addition to a clean place to sleep, good
food, and lots of fresh water.
Ms. Jennifer Jahn's First Grade Class got a
special photo taken because they were the
TOP CONTRIBUTING CLASS in
the Pennies for Pets Program!!
Here are some photos of Buck showing his
appreciation to the Victoria Walker children for their interest
and their gifts to his friends who are still out there without
homes! He visited with everyone and let them touch him and talk
to him at length.
tired; but, so grateful!! =)
Thank you, again and again, Victoria Walker Elementary, Ms. Janick,
and Principal Keith for your wonderful outpouring of compassion and
help for animals like Buck who would never find a home without
people like you who are supporting efforts to save them.
We look forward to seeing you again Next Year!