Story from the Silverado Express…
High School Fundraiser Allows Shelter Dogs to Attend Obedience Training
Alyssa Davis, a junior at Colville High School and her Leadership teacher, Mrs. Fisk were motivated by a recent talk on Africa given by Mrs. Bacon. In a slide presentation highlighting her last trip to Africa she introduced many of the families she works with in rural African villages. One of the children, an eleven year old boy, had a very positive attitude and he wanted to spread the word that everyone, no matter what their circumstances may be, can make a difference. Knowing that there were only a few weeks of school left, Alyssa and Mrs. Fisk put their thinking caps on. How could they make a difference, where could they make a difference and who needed help in the community?
Mrs. Fisk, who adopted her beloved cat “Miley” from CVAS, knew first hand that the shelter could use some help. She encouraged Alyssa to call and ask what the shelter needed. The Shelter manager, Nancy Rose, responded with the idea that if some of their dogs attended obedience training then they would become more adoptable.
Bonnie Trudell teaches classes in the spring and summer at the city park. The tuition is $40.00 per dog so the goal was to raise $120.00 to send three dogs. Instead she raised $281.69 to allow seven dogs to become well trained and find good adoptive homes in the community.
All of us at the Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary want to express our sincere gratitude to Alyssa and Mrs. Fisk for this wonderful gift.
So far three of our dogs have attended Bonnie Trudell’s classes (Sammy, Marnie and Ray) and two of them have already been adopted! We know that these obedience classes made a big difference for our dogs and are a big part of why they were adopted. Alyssa can certainly be proud of what she accomplished. She really did make a difference!
Ray is a great dog and he is ready to find his forever home. If you would like to find out more about Ray, click here!
Thanks to Jen Farnam for the great photos of the obedience class!