Sacandaga provides comfort for animals

These conscientious fifth graders from Sacandaga collected items for the Animal Protective Foundation (APF) on Maple Avenue in Scotia. They donated 221 items, including food, toys and even hand tied blankets that some of the students made for the animals.

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Sacandaga fifth graders at Animal Protective Foundation (APF)

The students had the opportunity to deliver their donations in person, take a tour of the facility, and spend time with the animals available for adoption. Superintendent Susan Swartz, who is also an animal advocate, expressed admiration for the students’ efforts. She said, “The animals at the shelter will no doubt benefit from the students’ donations and the time they spent with them. I am so proud of their dedication to helping animals in need. Their hard work and generosity will make a difference in the lives of these animals, and I hope it inspires others to do the same.”