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2 Legs... 4 Legs... No Legs... or maybe Wings... Greely Middle School's newest club finds a way to help everyone involved.

posted May 26, 2015, 7:46 AM by Dawna Green   [ updated May 26, 2015, 7:56 AM ]
The new Animal Awareness Club at GMS has been a huge success right from the start! This vibrant club provides an opportunity for creative students to channel their passion for animals by raising awareness about the most important issues affecting animals today. The GAAC not only focuses on companion animals, pets, and shelters, but also wildlife and the needs of all animals.

Through creative fundraising, the students proudly donated to local shelters and rescues. Some of the club projects this year included making and selling homemade dog treats, designing art for pet sympathy cards, volunteering at shelters and rescues, “Pennies for Pets,’” and “Operation Warm Paws” blanket drive.

This year, the Animal Awareness Club hosted some fantastic guests and presentations at GMS including The Maine State Police K-9 Unit, a Certified Animal Behavior Consultant, Tall Tails Beagle Rescue, Lacey the Therapy Dog, Mr. Treadwell’s How to Identify Frog Calls, and lots of pets - dogs, snakes, hens, a even a hedgehog!

Meetings are held at GMS every other Tuesday at 2:30 pm. Everyone is welcome! We already have lots of exciting projects and guests lined up for next fall, so bring your passion for animals and join in the fun!

The purpose of the Greely Animal Awareness Club is to raise awareness about the most important issues affecting animals today. The students are encouraged to share their experiences and bring their knowledge and questions to club meetings for discussion and exploration. The Animal Awareness Club takes an active role learning, researching and raising awareness in the school community about the intrinsic value of animals in our lives. For more information or if you would like to get involved in any way, please contact April Kearney at akearney@msad51.org