Second-graders again teamed up with Animal Care in Greenville to serve our community. The partnership started last year when students made special toys for dogs and rice socks for comfort when the animals had surgery. This year the students expanded their outreach by making a total of 150 “thank you” cards that will be given to those who adopt a pet from Animal Care. The cards were drawn by the students but will portray thanks from the animals for being given a good home. Students also collected towels and soft blankets to be used in the pens as pets wait for adoption. Mrs. Burnie, parent of a second-grader, has helped to rescue animals and taught the students how important it is. She actually adopted a little blind dog for her son from Animal Care. Students learned that dogs and cats are not the only animals to be rescued. The shelter takes in lizards, rabbits, birds, turtles—and even snakes. Animal Care was very grateful for the help of BJA’s second-graders, and the students were thrilled to be part of caring for animals.