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Hungry Pups Project

Posted by:   Samantha on Sep 27, 2012
Town:         Somers
Troop:        65032

What issue did your Take Action project address?
My project addressed the pets in the area without homes. I was originally going to donate to a pet shelter, but I decided to attack the problem at the root by researching the causes of pet homelessness. After some research, I found that the leading reason why animals can't stay with their family is because they can no longer afford to keep them.

What was your Take Action Project? Who did you involve in your project?
I had a pet food drive at the church I belong to. I involved a local veterinarian as well as the entire parish at All Saints Church. I also involved my student government group when I explained the project to them. I involved my friend Haley when I was originally going to work with her.

What were the results? How did it affect the community?
The results were fantastic. I had expected about a copy paper box full of pet food, but I got about twelve times that much. It affected the community because it will help local pets stay with their families. It also helped create a sense of community at my church.

What did you learn from the experience?
Previously, I was afraid to speak to people I didn't know well, but now after having to make calls to multiple people for my project, my fear has gone. Also, I have learned to talk to the people at my church and that I can speak very well in front of people. I've also learned the needs of animals in my area through my research. In addition to this, I learned that if I commit to something, I can make it happen.

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