As soon as possible
The youth plan to: * visit the veterinarian to observe surgeries and care for animals * trap the stray and feral cats in their neighborhood, then take care of the stray cats * bring unwanted cats to the shelter for adoption then follow them until they find a home * write a book about their summer experiences helping animals and * have a marked impact on their community
Continue to meet 100% of community needs as word-of-mouth spreads along with the program by raising funds; continuing to enhance program; researching program best practices; and evaluating program outcomes.
Sharing our activities pictures and learning other activities from the other Roots and Shoots members. We are going to do various activities which we can do at school. For instance, environment education volunteering, "The under dog" campaign, flashmob and so on.
The Pit Bull Awareness Campaign is a project with two goals. The first goal is to help out a local pit bull rescue group, and they chose Handsome Dan's Rescue which is based here in Rhode Island (http://www.handsomedansrescue.org). After looking at their Amazon Wish-List for needed items, each Roots & Shoots member created and set-up a collection box in their community so they could gather donations for Handsome Dan's Rescue. The second goal of the project is to educate their communities on pit bulls and the stereotypes that surround this misunderstood breed. To achieve this, the members created a survey link and posted it above donation boxes. The survey would allow people to safely submit their email address in return for educational information on pit bulls. Now the Roots & Shoots members are working on creating an engaging, informative and creative educational piece to send out!
Our project will establish an area with appropriate predator proof enclosures for different species, available for the community, especially farmers, to come and see how they can keep their livestock safe. We will research the best techniques for predator proofing, costs to build and maintain the structures, organizations to partner with, and funding sources. Then we will build the structures, and open up the area so people can visit and learn!
CMS Pet Palooza: the sponsored organizations have a table at the event with volunteers. CMS students invited to bring dogs and participate in dog shows. Teachers judge. More info here http://animalsandplanet.weebly.com/.