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Region 8 student collecting donations for local animal shelter

GOSNELL, AR (KAIT) -

A Region 8 student took it upon himself to start a campaign to bring in donations for a local animal shelter.

Garrett Moore, a 7th grader at Gosnell Junior High School, saw a need and now he is wanting to make a difference.

Moore and his mom took a trip to the Blytheville Humane Society a few weeks ago to deliver hay bales they no longer needed.

Moore said he saw there was only one bag of cat food to feed the cats and he instantly wanted to help.

Moore approached Principal Lynn Whitehead to see if he could get the students involved.

She agreed to let him put up flyers, detailing the shelter’s needs, which included dog and cat food, pet treats, and cleaning supplies.

Moore hopes this campaign is a big success.

“We had a canned food drive and we bought like 1,000 cans,” Moore said. “I thought maybe we could get around the same donations for the humane society.”

Students and the community are welcome to drop off donations in the Junior High Library for the remainder of the school year.

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