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.
A couple years ago the first Pet Washing Machine was launched.
And now, they are really catching on all over Europe and Japan,
and even a couple here in the US.
For about $5-7, the machine wets the pet, sprinkles shampoo,
wets and rinses, and then blow dry's the pet.
The device looks something like an over-sized microwave, with a large opening through which you insert your pet. Once the door is shut (and presumably locked) you pay your money, punch in a few options (anti-flea spray? deodorant? under-body anti-rust coating?), and then stand back and watch as your pet throws a fit of epic proportions while jets of high-pressure suds whisk away all that nastiness, before driers blow them clean.