Animal programs

Local Girl Scout troop wins prize for animal shelter donation

For immediate release:
June 7, 2022

Contact:
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382

Mooresville, North Carolina – A Compassionate Troop Award of PETA Kids, the youth division of PETA, is on its way to Pathfinder Troop 13179, which has partnered with Future Fashion Designers in Mooresville to build 40 animal beds at local shelters in honor of National Pet Month. pets (May). The award will be presented at the troop’s transition ceremony tonight, where members will move from Brownies to Juniors.

“By giving shelter animals a place to lay their heads, these Girl Scouts are setting a compassionate example for young people around the world,” says Marta Holmberg, Senior Director of Youth Programs at PETA. “PETA Kids hopes everyone will follow their lead in caring for animals in need.”

About 70 million dogs and cats are homeless in the United States at any given time. An estimated 10% of them end up in animal shelters, where many must ultimately be euthanized for reasons such as injury, illness, old age, emotional and psychological damage, and lack of good homes. That’s why PETA advocates for adoption and urges guardians to neuter or neuter their animal companions to help reduce the population of homeless pets.

PETA Kids, whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” and which opposes speciesism, a human supremacist worldview, also rewards future fashion designers. For more information, please visit PETAKids.com or follow the group on Facebook Where instagram.