The third grade girls of Brownie Troop 13331 decided they wanted to work on a service project this spring. The girls discussed many ideas and then found something close to their hearts – their pets. While researching various local programs, they learned about Citizens for Animal Protection or CAP.  Each year CAP assists 12,000 to 13,000 homeless, lost and neglected animals. The girls also learned that CAP had an urgent need for dry and canned kitten and puppy food in addition to regular pet food.

On Saturday, April 10, the girls knocked on doors and handed out grocery sacks donated by Kroger to all of the homes in the Champion Springs subdivision. The following Saturday, April 17, the girls went around the neighborhood and picked up donations.

“The neighborhood was very generous,” said troop co-leader Nanci Decker. “The girls were able to collect 270 pounds of dry cat & dog food and 175 cans of cat & dog food. It was fun to watch their excitement as their wagons filled up.”

A Dog’s Life Pet Salon and Boutique contributed almost 500 pounds of kitten and dog food. Their customers also added donations.

After collecting the food, the troop delivered it to CAP and toured the facilty.

Troop 13331 photo:

Kyra Helmick, Lauren Dickens, Sarah Decker, Lauren Holley. Not pictured: Kristen DeLoatche, Aneise Jameson, Kennedie See, Nadia Siddiqui, Olivia Smith, and Megan Ziemer.