Students save animals in need with a new club


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Sophomore Emily Hunt donates an item to the drive box.

Juniors Evie Tharpe and Kendall Simmons recently decided to start a club for animals in need, called The Animal Rescue Club.

Dr. Kayla Morales, one of the two upper school Spanish teachers, is the advisor of the club.

 In the spring, on community service day, Kendall and Evie volunteered at Kitty City (off of Thomaston Road) and loved it. They later decided that they could help the center by starting a club at school. 

The girls have already held one drive this year for Kitty City and the Macon-Bibb County Animal Welfare organization. They chose these organizations because they knew how many donations they needed.

Sophomores and seniors were asked to bring used blankets and towels, while freshman and juniors brought unopened dog or cat food. By the end of the drive, they managed to collect around 220 items. 

They hope to hold more drives in the future, as well as a few bake sales. 

“It makes me feel really good because I know our donations and volunteer work can help animals that have nothing,” Evie said. 

“By donating and volunteering we are helping to save the lives of animals,” Kendall added.