On January 22nd, the Library 7 iHelp Class received a surprise visit from the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society Director of Operations, Deb Crute and two of her rescue dogs. She was also joined by Humane Society volunteer, Ann Lukin. The students presented the visitors with a basket full of 65 homemade pet toys for the Humane Society dogs created at the “Make a Difference” maker space station in the school library. The station, mai ntained
by the class, features a different community service challenge each
month, and is open for participation by all students. Deb Crute said
the dogs would love the toys, noting that they were especially useful at
keeping the canines entertained on those days that are too cold for the
animals to play outdoors. Following the presentation, the four-legged
visitors tried out the new toys while the students discussed volunteer
possibilities at the shelter and responsible pet ownership.