A Compassionate Troop award from PETA Kids – the youth division of PETA – was presented to Girl Scout Troop 13179, which partnered with Future Fashion Designers in Mooresville to build 40 animal beds at local shelters in honor of the Month Pet National in May. The award was presented during the troop’s transition ceremony, during which members transitioned from Brownies to Juniors.
“By giving animals in shelters a place to lay their heads, these Girl Scouts are setting a compassionate example for young people around the world,” says Marta Holmberg, Senior Director of Youth Programs at PETA. “PETA Kids hopes everyone will follow their lead in caring for animals in need.”
About 70 million dogs and cats are homeless in the United States at any given time. An estimated 10% of them end up in animal shelters, where many must ultimately be euthanized for reasons such as injury, illness, old age, emotional and psychological damage, and lack of good homes. That’s why PETA advocates for adoption and urges guardians to neuter or neuter their animal companions to help reduce the population of homeless pets.
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PETA Kids — whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” and which opposes speciesism, a human supremacist worldview — also rewards future fashion designers. For more information, visit PETAKids.com or follow the group on Facebook or Instagram.