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Animal Welfare Society help comes in many ways

By Staff | Jul 17, 2015

The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County relies on individual volunteers and groups for a variety of services and donations. These are just are two of the ways volunteers have aided AWS.

Once a year, a group of adults and children assist non-profits with yard work or maintenance needs. A group of volunteers from First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Clemens, Michigan spent a day sprucing up the Animal Welfare Society shelter on Leetown Pike. Organized by Coach Hayes of Washington High, Gwen Shelton, shelter manager and John Clinton, staff member, the group worked tirelessly inside and out, weeding, mulching, cleaning cages and feeding, visiting with the cats and walking dogs.

Girl Scout Troop 40700 made toys for all the cats and kittens at the shelter. They also made “rice socks” for tiny abandoned kittens. These socks are heated in a microwave and help keep motherless kittens warm in their cages.