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Dos Palos Animal Shelter

Dos Palos Community 4-H | Merced County Status: Complete Categories: Animal Science, Citizenship Youth Leader: Alyssa | Age: 10

The City of Dos Palos, due to budget cuts had to lay off their Animal Control Officer. The Police Officers are doing there best to maintain, clean, feed and take care of the animals. The Dos Palos 4-H stepped up and helped with all these issues.

How has 4-H helped?

The Dos Palos 4-H, on a monthly basis, cleans up the debris outside the animal shelter, cleans up the pens, feeds the animals, maintains the landscaping. The Dos Palos 4-H also purchased with the grant dog food and other supplies to help take care of the animals.

. . . it takes a community to help.

The impact

The Dos Palos 4-H members learned responsiblity and the need for volunteers in a small community like ours. They realized that running an animal shelter is not easy and that it takes a community to help. During the process pictures were taken and put in the newspaper and people in the community stepped up and adopted some of the dogs