The first grade and third grade students from Bridgeport Elementary school collected items for the Belmont County Animal Rescue League. Denise Nally and Allie Cook from BCARL brought Ace the dog and Loise the rabbit to visit the students on Monday, February 14th. We also learned the Belmont County Animal Rescue League have cared for dogs, cats, fish, lizzards, hamsters, and rabbits. Denise spoke to the students regarding the importance of animal safety such as always asking an owner if they are permitted to pet a dog. She also stressed the significance of petting the back of the dog instead of petting the head. Denise advised the students to stand “like a tree” if they see a strange dog with no owner. This will deter the students from running which may cause a dog to chase after them. The students were eager to learn animal safety and express love by donating items on Valentine’s Day.
In the picture front row from left to right: Allie Cook, Aubrey Throckmorton, Kaylee Phemester, and Abel Roubal. Second Row left to right: Denise Nally, Nova Hartline, Kali Manion, and K.J. Long. Third row left to right: Kim Vitale and Morgan Brunner.