On May 11, 2021, excited 4 and 5 year old students at the Brownson Learning Center (BLC) in Southern Pines learned to be advocates for hungry pets!
18 pounds of cat food, 147 pounds of dog food and 25 pounds of puppy food were collected by the children and staff at the BLC to be packaged and distributed to food pantries in Moore County.
Twenty children and four teachers gathered to learn about caring for pets. They learned about the importance of providing good food, fresh water, safe exercise and limitless love to their pets.
While half of the children heard a story, read by Suzie Wall and her precious therapy dog, Beanie, the other half packaged dog and cat food. The little ones worked in teams to fill zip lock bags with the pet food.
The children and staff received “You Are Pawsome” wristbands, bookmarks, “Fido Friend or Foe” coloring books and crayons as a token of thanks from the pets of Moore County.
The children had fun while learning about pet care and advocacy, proving it’s never too early to learn that you can make a difference in the life of a pet.