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North Carolina Third Graders Build Dog Houses for Local SPCA

Image: McCrary Elementary School

Third graders at McCrary Elementary School in Asheboro, North Carolina, applied their math skills – fractions and measurements – to build dog houses for the Randolph County SPCA.

Last week, 71 students worked alongside volunteers from Habitat for Humanity’s Dog House Build Project to build two beautiful dog houses – from start to finish – for their local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

This was the fifth year in a row that McCrary Elementary has participated in the dog house project that not only allows kids to apply the skills they learn in school, but also teaches about volunteerism and doing good for the community.

Making the build even more special are the signatures of all 71 students inside the dog house walls, with messages like “be a good dog,” and “enjoy your new dog house” from the kids.

The dog houses are very much needed as new anti-tethering laws in the county are requiring pet parents to provide better shelter and living conditions for the furriest members of the community.

Image: McCrary Elementary School

Image: McCrary Elementary School

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Lisa

    Apr 25, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    I think this is a FABULOUS project!! Not only are these kids learning how to do math and learn life skills, they are teaching these children that animals matter and should be treated with love and kindness!! After all the horrible things I see on Facebook where children are doing horribly cruel things to animals because they are "bored or think it's funny to hurt defenseless animals, this article made me so very happy!! Every school in America should be doing projects like this for their local shelters!! Whoever came up with this idea should be commended for their teaching techniques!!

  2. Eleanor Cortez

    Apr 24, 2017 at 11:38 am

    AWESOME CHILDREN!!! GREAT JOB! WHAT A KIND AND BEAUTIFUL THING TO DO FOR HOMELESS ANIMALS! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

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