As a requirement for earning the 3 Cheers for Animals Girl Scout journey patch, Daisy Troop #48 donated items to our local animal shelter. With a trunk full of dog food, paper towels, and bleach, we headed to The Metro East Humane Society (MEHS) located in Edwardsville, IL.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by a friendly, informed young man who brought a cart to our trunk in order to ease the unloading. Once inside, he suggested a picture be taken with our donations. Three Daisies, Miss Ava, Miss Piper, and Miss Colette, and assorted siblings gladly smiled for this photo opportunity. We were then granted full access to the kennels housing the dogs in need of adoption as well as the cats and kittens.
Not a dry eye was had by any one of the mommas on the tour. The sight of animals desperate for loving homes definitely pulled at our heart strings. Personally, I lingered in front of Chloe, a lab mix, far too long (according to the hub’s head shakes) to the point where I imagined she would make an ideal playmate for our Daisy. . .
Before exiting we asked the two workers specifics regarding the animals at this no-kill shelter. Thrilled not only with the cleanliness of the facility, I was relieved to learn canines are walked and given time for play on a daily basis.
If pet adoption is on your mind, consider an animal rescue where furry friends need love. If feeling the urge to volunteer, consider an animal rescue which is always in need of volunteer walkers. If looking to donate, please consider an animal rescue. You will be glad you did.