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Oklahoma 4th Graders Launch 4th Annual Event To Help Handicapped Pets Nationwide

March 14, 2008 – Velma, OK

Summary: Children raise money to save Special Needs Animals while learning about disabilities and how to care.

For More Information: Contact Deborah Winters, HandicappedPets.com (603) 566-5764

            Each year, teacher Kathy Barton introduces her 4th graders to her blind dog “Hope” and creates a flurry of excitement as the kids shower the dog with affection. They’re usually surprised at how well the sightless Shepherd runs and plays. With the help of the HandicappedPets.com website, the boys and girls learn that disabled, elderly, and special needs pets can live happy, healthy lives with a little bit of help.

            They choose a pet in need from the website’s rich photo gallery and raise money with bake sales, handicapped pet parades, and coke floats. They invent handicapped pet equipment, draw pictures, explore websites and, by the end of the class, donate a pet wheelchair(s) to an animal in need.  In 2007 they raised $1200 and donated three carts, this year their goal is $1500.  Will they do it? Absolutely!

Johanna, abused by teenagers, saved by 4th graders Xavier, a quadriplegic cat, takes his very first steps 
Scooter, born with no front legs, can run and play. 13 year old Zack is a happy old dog.

 

For stories, photos, inventions, and to view an amazing handicapped pet quilt, go to http://www.HandicappedPets.com/school

or call Deborah Winters at (603) 566-5764.

To read how Kathy and her kids inspired The Marvin Fund go to http://www.HandicappedPetscom/marvin

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