By Matt de Simone
Recently, students at Central Academy Middle School (CAMS) in Fincastle created pet toys for the League for Animal Protection.
Jennifer Hannah, the agriculture teacher at CAMS, developed the idea and had students in the National Junior Honor Society and the FFA bring in old T-shirts and tennis balls to craft toys for the orphaned dogs in the no-kill shelter.
About 20 students held two sessions where they worked together, socially distanced, to create the toys for the dogs.
Pam Stump, the music teacher at CAMS, worked with Hannah, helping with the project.
“The students loved it,” Stump said in a recent interview. “They were really enthusiastic and so excited over the toys. They showed each other what they made. The students produced over 60 toys.”
Hannah later delivered the toys to the LAP Shelter. Stump said that the dogs took to their new toys well.
“It was a good project to take on,” Stump added. “It was fun for the students and beneficial for the shelter.”
CAMS already has plans to continue this project for the upcoming school year.
For more information about the League for Animal Protection, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/leagueforanimalprotection.