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Troop 62732 Bronze Award project benefits the Humane Society

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Submitted by Katie Clark

Centennial

Denver Metro

We are Girl Scout Troop 2732 and we are here to tell you about what we did for our Bronze Award. Our Bronze Award project was making blankets for dogs and cats at the Humane Society. We chose our project based on our love of animals. We decided to make blankets for the cats and dogs because we thought that they needed something to cuddle on. We faced a few problems, but the biggest problems were finding time to make the blankets and figuring out how to pay for fabric. We solved the problem by selling Girl Scout cookies to earn money for the fabric and we all took fabric home to work on the blankets during our own free time.
We had a lot of fun helping the animals and making the blankets. This was a lot of work but it paid off to see all the happy faces on the animals.

We discovered that we can help dogs and cats in many ways. The shelter provides homes for the animals until they find a “forever” home. They need lots of help, like volunteers to walk the dogs, or play with the cats, or clean up after the animals. They need supplies like cat litter, food, blankets, towels, and even cleaning supplies. We also discovered when you give to others it makes you feel good about yourself.
We made the world a better place by giving the cats and dogs at the Humane Society comfort while they wait for a new home. We lived by the Girl Scout law by making the world a better place and being kind and caring.
Thank you for reading about our Bronze Award project we hope you can help animals just like we did.

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Girl Scout educates public on animal overpopulation

Submitted by Sage Stenhaug

Colorado Springs

I have been a Humane Society volunteer for over a year. As I saw all of the homeless animals coming through the shelter, it was obvious that many of them would not be adopted. There are over 23,000 animals through the shelter doors each year. Fewer than half will find forever homes. My project involved educating the public on our responsibility to spay and neuter pets to prevent accidental litters. I also collected and sold aluminum to purchase spay and neuter certificates that would be donated to low income pet owners that would not be able to spay or neuter if they did not have financial assistance. By spaying or neutering just 2 cats or dogs, we can keep thousands of other animals out of the shelter. Two cats and their offspring can reproduce as many as 420,000 cats in just 7 years, and dogs would result in 67,000 in just 6 years. Fewer unwanted animals is better for the public responsibility of taxation to fund the Humane Society, stray animal suffering, and potential euthanization. I will continue to sell cans to fund spay and neutering certificates. It has been a huge learning experience. Thanks to all that assisted me in this endeavor!

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Girls build playhouse for cats for Bronze Award

Written by Aspen P., and Taylor W.

For my Girl Scout troop’s Bronze Award project, we are building a sort of ‘play house’ for the cats and kittens at our local humane society. We decided to do this, of all other things, because we have worked for the Humane Society before and it was very fun. The people are very nice, understand our good intentions, and help us as much as they can so that we can succeed.

We also choose to do this for our project, because we love animals- especially cats- and want to help these homeless animals as much as we can.

We have discussed it, and found that building this play house would not come cheaply. Our troop went to speak with a local hardware store and they said that the only way they could donate materials to us would include us filling out paperwork, and would take about a couple weeks, which was after we needed to get the Bronze Award done so that we may bridge to be Cadettes.

Instead, we bought some of the ‘scraps’ from the hardware store, which were much cheaper than actual measured pieces of wood. Other than that, the other things we have used have all been generously given to us by our troop leader- such as paint, nails and other such tools. We thank our Troop leaders so much for the effort they had put in to help us with completing our award.