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Kids clean up streets to help Humane Society

    On November 16, 2011, Tara Richmond, a day care provider for Time for Tots, and four of the children in her care donated $30 they collected, $100 a family donated, and cat food to the Drumheller Humane Society.
    The children collected the money by picking up bottles and cans that had been littered.
    After the donation, the kids were given a tour of the facility and a chance to play with some of the cats waiting for a home.
    “We’re always out in the community,” said Richmond. “We started doing it because the kids liked picking things up, so I thought if they pick up bottles we can donate them.”
    The Drumheller Humane Society is thankful for the donation. “It’s great to see these young kids donating,” said Bob Benner, Manager of the Human Society.
    However, there is more that is needed. The Humane Society is always grateful for any help, such as donating money, food, and litter. The cost of running the non profit organization is high. For example, a week's worth of cat food can cost $200.
    The most needed resource is manpower. “We’re always in need of volunteers,” said Benner.
    The few volunteers that work at the Humane Society put in long hours to ensure the animals are well cared for. Residents of the Valley, young and old, are encouraged to help.
    Volunteers are also need to foster animals waiting to be adopted. The Humane Society assists with paying for the care of the fostered animal.
    Anyone wishing to help can contact the Humane Society at 403-334-0894 or www.drumhellerhumane.org.
    This won’t be the last time the Time for Tots kids lend their support. As the kids are out in the community, they will continue to collect bottles and cans to donate to the Humane Society and other organizations in Drumheller.
    “I’d like to do this again before Christmas, now that I know they need so much”, said Richmond. “It helps the kids understand about giving back to the community.”


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