Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Big Yorkshire Terrier Gets Life Saved from Death Row

OHIO Sixth grader Marquis Reddick receives a kiss from Dru, a 5-year-old Yorkshire terrier belonging to Longfellow Middle School assistant principal Teresa Florez, who's holding dog, on Friday in Lorain, Ohio. Six-graders at the school participated in the Pennies for Pets project, where students donate pennies to gather the $30 required to save a pet from being euthanized.

In the last year, students have saved five dogs, who then were adopted. Just by saving pennies!"What it does is give us hope for the future by learning how to respect animals. There's a whole new generation of young people dedicated to giving up lunch and snack money to help. It's amazing," Wilbur (a teacher ) said.

Wilbur said donations to Pennies for Pets can be made payable to Partners with Paws and sent to P.O. Box 277, Oberlin, OH 44074.

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