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Nease High School’s “Panthers for Pets” student run organization donates

Nease High School’s “Panthers for Pets” student run organization donates

300 lbs. of pet food to St. Augustine Humane Society

 

St. Augustine, Florida– January 3, 2012- The St. Augustine Humane Society has received approximately 300 lbs. of pet food for dogs and cats from Nease High School’s “Panthers for Pets”, a student run organization. Jason Lee, a Nease High School junior and International Baccalaureate (IB) student, and president of the civic club started Panthers for Pets in August and initiated the plea for pet food to help the Humane Society and its Pet Food Bank. The Pet Food Bank provides food and supplies to pet owners in financial need and allows families to receive assistance for up to six months.

 

Lee presented the food donation to the Humane Society as a holiday surprise in late December. Collections came from all students at Nease while Lee and his parents weighed, recorded and transported the food to the Humane Society at1665 Moultrie RoadinSt. Augustine.

 

According to Lee, the club is determined to assist animals that are in need of love and food by raising money, collecting food, and providing services that pets may need. Lee added that he founded the organization because there were no clubs at the school which served to help pets and their owners in

St. JohnsCounty. Susan Szczepanik, NeaseHigh School’s Advanced Placement (AP) history teacher oversees the student run program. For more information, contact PanthersForPets@gmail.com or Jason.Lee@kobridge.com.

 

“We are honored to be selected by Jason, the club and all of the Nease students who generously donated pet food to our food bank,” said Carolyn Smith, St. Augustine Humane Society’s Operations Director. “The holidays can be a difficult time of year and many pet owners need assistance with nourishment for their furry friends,” she said. To date, the Humane Society has collected and distributed more than 4,000 lbs. of pet food this year.

 

The St. Augustine Humane Society works to reduce the relinquishment rate of pets to shelters through various assistance programs. The goal of the non-profit is to keep pets in loving homes instead of surrendering to a temporary shelter for housing, and to prevent euthanasia. For more information, call 904.829.2737. Visit the website for more information at http://www.staughumane.org/petfoodbank.html.

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The St. Augustine Humane Society promotes responsible pet ownership and strengthens the human-animal bond through education and training; works to reduce the relinquishment rate of pets to shelters through assistance services and through effective, affordable spay and neuter efforts; and is a resource center for the citizens and animals of St. Johns County, Florida. The facility is located at 1665 Moultrie Roadin St. Augustine, Fla.Business hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 amuntil 4 pm. Closed on Sunday and Monday. For more information call 904.829.2737or visit the website at www.staugustinehumanesociety.org.

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