Bellbrook rallies to support local animal shelter

By: Emma DeWeese

In 2022, Mrs. Enderson’s class donated to a local animal shelter. Conner Puckett, Dylan Kammer, and Kam’ron Williams displayed their donations to Jarrod Mitchell from the Green County Animal Shelter. They plan to expand their donations this year.

With Christmas right around the corner, Bellbrook High school is looking for a way to give back to the community. Mrs. Enderson, an intervention specialist at the high school, encourages students to donate to our furry friends this season. 

Mrs. Enderson’s class uses a program called News2You that highlights current events and organizations to read about. The original Operation Santa Paws was based in California, but Mrs. Enderson wanted to see how she could do the same thing in our community. She made a call to Greene County Animal Shelter, and she said they loved the idea and would take the donations for the dogs and cats that needed some extra love. 

This is only the second year of Operation Santa Paws at Bellbrook but Mrs. Enderson has already grown the program. Mrs. Enderson saw an opportunity to give back to the community and inspired other school districts to join as well. This year multiple school districts, such as GCCC and Beavercreek, are competing to see who can collect the most donations by December 13 and the winning school will get a meal catered by City Barbeque. 

Anyone interested in donating can leave new toys, treats, blankets, and any other dog and cat supplies in front of the resource room 121 by December 13. 

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