GIVING BACK TO THE PETS THAT GIVE US SO MUCH!
Cute and cuddly or strange and scrappy…you
girls just pour your hearts out to help animals
in need. Read on to see how these Miss O Club
members volunteered to help animals in their
Best Job Ever!
By: Tiffany, 12, AL (aka pokadot2012)
The best job ever is my job, working at the animal
shelter. The dogs are sooo cute and the cats,
adorable! They need a home. Unfortunately my mom
wont let me take one home (we have too many
already). I think everyone and everything should
have a warm and comforting home! Let me tell you
about my job…I walk the dogs and clean their cages.
With the cats I groom and feed them. I’ve made a
couple of "friends." Like Bear a beautiful dog, or
Josh an adorable kitten! They’re soooo cute!!!
Working there has kind of given me a new look on
life! To always treat everyone (and everything) –
cute or ugly, old or young – with respect and
kindness. So go visit your local animal shelter and
apply or volunteer for a job or adopt the perfect
pet for you!
By: Amber, 15, CA (aka imablond393)
Hello, my name is Amber and I am in a Girl Scout
troop. We were trying to earn our bronze award for
our last year of juniors. We decided to do a pet
rescue for a badge. In order to do this, we had to
pick a dog to sponsor. The leader’s daughters went
online to beaglesandbuddies.com and picked out 10
dogs. At our meeting we voted on which one we were
going to sponsor. It all came down to Jez, and old
dog with a tumor in his throat the size of a
softball. This was very sad but we all agreed
helping Jez was the best decision for he only had a
few more months till he would pass away. As you can
see even a small voice can make a huge difference.
We as a Girl Scout troop we did not only do this for
a bronze award, but to help others and make a
difference. Even as little as cleaning a park or
even helping someone with a chore, you will make a
difference and that is what is really important.
Thank you for reading.
Foster Parents…of an animal!!!
By: Kathryn, 11, MD (aka klizk95)
Animals are very wonderful! Have you ever thought
what you would be without your precious pooch or
your cutie cat? Some animals don’t have a wonderful
home like yours does. That’s why it’s a good idea to
foster a pet! No obligation to the pet but still all
of the love! You take the pet in care for it and
then you can help find a good home for it, or keep
adopt it yourself! So many animals would have the
opportunity to have a loving owner! So talk to your
local shelter to see if you can foster a pet! If you
find that you don’t have room for an animal, why not
help out the shelter! For middle-schoolers, it
would fill your community service hours!
By: Marissa, 15, CA (aka Marissabs)
Hi, I’m Hannah. I care for everyone and everything.
I believe one CAN make a difference. E Pluribus
Unum, out of many one.
"Hey Anne, let’s go volunteer to help the animals
at the shelter," I yelled excitedly to my best
friend. "That’s a great idea! Maybe we can stop at a
market and buy toys for the animals. They like
playing around just like we do, plus those animals
are just as important as anyone else. They need
help," Anne said. "Awwwwww, what cute little dogs,"
we said in unison. Anne and I had just gotten back
from the store. We got little squeaky toys, dog
bones, ropes, and little bird cages.
The feeling you get when you do something great
is amazing. You feel you’ve accomplished something
great to help someone in need. Keep in mind, one day
you will be rewarded!
Pet Refuge-Flowerpot Friends
By: mandy, 10, IN (aka MissMandy)
Hi, my name is Amanda, and I am 10 years old. I
recently have made tons of cute Flowerpot Friends.
They are butterflies and dragonflies made from beads
and popsicle sticks. You can stick them into the
dirt of a flowerpot. I plan to sell these around my
neighborhood for 50 cents each. All of the money
will go to the Pet Refuge in my community. It should
help them to buy dog and cat supplies; food, toys,
blankets, brushes, etc. I would really love to make
a difference in an animal’s life, for I know how I
would feel without the things that I need to
survive. Animals mean the world to me, and so does
making a difference.