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September 19, 2018

APW Classroom Project Helps Homeless Animals


The dogs and cats waiting for their forever home at the Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association in Canastota are feeling a little bit more loved tonight thanks in part to a serving learning project coordinated by students in the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School District .

Altmar-Parish-Williamstown seventh grade students made homemade dog biscuits in their Family and Consumer Science Class and collected blankets and pet supplies for the Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association in Constantia. From left with just a portion of the donations are students Josh Tupper, Josh Ostrander, Zach Costen, Jillian Mueller, Nova Kowalski (foreground) and Alexis Johnson. Also pictured are Dee Scheafer, standing left, a humane educator with Wanderers’ Rest, Sybil Ruffels, APW Family and Consumer Science Teacher and three furry friends that were rescued through Wanderers’ Rest.

Altmar-Parish-Williamstown seventh grade students made homemade dog biscuits in their Family and Consumer Science Class and collected blankets and pet supplies for the Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association in Constantia. From left with just a portion of the donations are students Josh Tupper, Josh Ostrander, Zach Costen, Jillian Mueller, Nova Kowalski (foreground) and Alexis Johnson. Also pictured are Dee Scheafer, standing left, a humane educator with Wanderers’ Rest, Sybil Ruffels, APW Family and Consumer Science Teacher and three furry friends that were rescued through Wanderers’ Rest.

Seventh grade students in the Family and Consumer Science class at the APW Junior/Senior High School made homemade dog biscuits as part of a cooking module in the class.

Similar to cutout cookies, but with dog-friendly ingredients, the students made the dough, rolled it out and then used cutouts to create various shapes and designs.

The students also collected pet supplies and blankets and one student made homemade jewelry and donated all of the profits from her sales to the classroom project.

Dee Schaefer, a humane educator from Wanderers’ Rest stopped by the FCS class to pick up the donations and speak to students about the humane association and the role they play in helping homeless, abandoned, and neglected animals find forever homes.

She shared some stories about the animals that they have rescued and brought three special friends with her – Rosie, Pebbles and Stuart Little, three dogs that were rescued through Wanderers’ Rest that found their forever home with Schaefer and her family.

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