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Cannelton elementary students support animal shelter

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Felicia Myers’ fifth-grade and Jamie Powers’ fourth-grade classes at Cannelton Elementary continue their service-learning projects.

The students took a trip to the Perry County Animal Shelter two weeks ago and brought 106 items, three sacks of newspapers, and a monetary donation of $5.37. In December, the class has collects the most items for the semester will visit again.

This includes grades 1 through 3. The fifth grade enjoyed their visit to the animal shelter, where staff members taught the kids safety around dogs and cats and about procedures at the shelter.

The students loved petting and playing with the animals and were thrilled to learn they could name two of the shelter’s puppies. They chose the names Bella and Rusty.

Both classes are also joining efforts with United Way to support the local Holiday Helpers program. Students will collect items through Dec. 13 and take them to the United Way Holiday Helpers office. Cannelton Elementary students would love for you to join them in supporting the local shelter and the United Way Holiday Helpers program. You can do this by giving items to a student to donate, stop by the animal shelter or drop items in the local Holiday Helper boxes at various locations.

If you are interested in adopting a pet, you can visit the Perry County Animal Shelter or view the shelter’s Facebook page.