Fairgrieve Elementary School students recently collected monetary donations and supplies to help pets in need throughout Oswego County.
Guest speakers from Paws Across Oswego County, an animal rescue, visited the school during a Morning Express program in the gymnasium to talk with students about the importance of proper animal care.
Students learned that many animals in the area rely on community donations to eat, play and stay healthy.
As a reward for the students’ hard work, animal rescue volunteers Marjorie Wentworth and Connie Evans donated their latest Reading for Rescue book, “June Bug’s Journey,” to the school library.
Principal Jean Ciesla said Fairgrieve students hold four collections throughout the school year, as a means to teach students the importance of community and how they can help neighbors – and animals – in need.