Shelter is a basic need for most living creatures.
News 8's Lisa Klein tells us how some area students
are helping meet the needs of some of our most loyal
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These dogs are curious...
nats While some stray or unwanted animals have found
a temporary place to stay at the Vernon County Humane
It's something there's definitely concern about.
there are others that are still looking for shelter
from the storm.
The calls for animals not properly sheltered will
be increasing because of the inclimate weather and
the snow and the ice and the cold temperatures.
for other pet owners in DeSoto who already had a dog
major flooding in parts of Vernon County in September.
may have destroyed their animal's shelter.
A lot of people lost everything.
So some of the community's youngest members are building
on those losses.
The technology education teacher at DeSoto High School
has become the architect of a plan to help student
volunteers meet a community need.
We donate our time to build these dog houses for the
community and the Humane Society.
They have the adopt a dog get a kennel program.
nats It influences people taking larger dogs out of
This might speed up the process they're diong this
program where if you adopt a dog you can get a dog
And for the dogs that have owners.
but no shelter.
the students are partnering with the sheriff's department
to help find families in need.
Our community has been through a lot.
There's just people that need the help and giving
it to them is.
there's no other feeling like it.
If there's anybody in need of a dog house, we're going
to keep some on hand so that the're able to contact
us and they can come pick one up for free.
This is a really nice thing to offer people that they
have something to turn to that they can get and provide
a shelter fairly quickly.
Giving their pets a safe haven to weather any storm.
DeSoto High School requires all students to complete
20 hours of community service before graduation.
The students have built ten houses for the project
Six last year.
so far this year.
The two dogs you saw featured in the story.
are a part of the adopt a dog.
get a kennel program.