Today the Student Advocates Club began our meeting by sharing some articles about animals in the news. Students reported on current legislation regarding animal cruelty and a tiger that was dumped in an abandoned house among other topics.

Our project to help the shelter was stuffing dog kongs. Kongs are considered dog enrichment because they provide dogs with something to do while they are alone in their rooms. Chewing and licking are two ways that dogs relieve stress. At the shelter, we fill the kongs mostly with dry kibble and top them off with wet food. You can make kongs for your dogs at home, too!

Students stuff dog kongs for the shelter dogs.

Our animal visitors for the day were Jim and Dwight, two young guinea pigs.

Our group decided to hold a bake sale as our community service project. I am in touch with the Hamilton Pet Food Express to select a day and figure out logistics. Marin Humane currently partners with Pet Food Express. They pay our rent for Kitty Corner in San Anselmo! The students are excited to raise money for the shelter.

At our next meeting, we will decide what items to bring and we will be meeting a representative from Farm Sanctuary.