NARRAGANSETT – The Monsignor Clarke Catholic Regional School in Wakefield held its first pet food drive on June 13 to raise awareness and donations for the Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island (ARLSRI). The school’s Service Club planned the event as their final act of service for the season, their motto being: “A Catholic Community Committed to Service.”
Executive Director of ARLSRI Tammy Walter spoke to some 50 students about the group’s goal and mission to rescue and rehome displaced animals. She brought pictures of some of the shelter animals to give the students a sense of connection with them.
Established in 1938, the ARLSRI is dedicated to the protection and care of stray, abandoned, abused, and homeless animals. The shelter has adoptable animals such as dogs, cats, and various varieties of small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs. The group cares for roughly 50 cats and 20 dogs at any given time and has a no-kill policy. Students and faculty were able to gather over 81 pounds of pet food that was donated to the organization.
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