Dog adoption, supply drive

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Adopt a dog, or donate supplies and money to the Socorro County Animal Shelter, today in front of Smith’s Food & Drug.

It’s a dog adoption and supply drive to benefit the animal shelter, and it’s put on by Cathryn Wellborn, Que Posse 4-H member, age 14. The event happens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wellborn said, during a telephone interview Thursday, some other 4-H members will join her to help out, along with a couple of pound puppies and some adult dogs looking for homes. She said they are hoping to raise money, as well as collect food and supplies, to help the shelter.

“We’re seeing if we can get supplies … and see if we can get some dogs a nice home,” Wellborn said.

Wellborn said this is her first attempt at a dog adoption and supply drive. She said she is doing the project as a community service to get a scholarship to 4-H’s horse school.

Wellborn explained horse school is a 4-H oriented class that happens once a year where people can learn how to be better equestrians. The next horse school will be next June.

“It’s really a lot of fun,” she said.

Wellborn said a community service project is not required to get into horse school, but it will get the 4-H member a scholarship to attend for free.

“You can pay for horse school, but it’s nice to get the scholarship,” Wellborn said. “You can save some money and help someone out in the community.”

Wellborn hopes people will adopt the dogs and puppies at the event. She also urges everyone to donate supplies such as food and toys, as well as money, for the animal shelter.

“Come out and support (the animal shelter) all you can,” Wellborn said.

 

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