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RHS Hosts Pet Adoption Fair

REDMOND, OR -- A group of Redmond High School students will host a pet adoption fair Saturday with animals from three local shelters. The eight student organizers talked to KBND News. "This all kind of started when our teacher asked us what’s some good things we can do for our community. And Matt had the idea of doing an adoption fair to help dogs and kittens get adopted, so we just sort of took off with it," said Mason. Matt added, "We kept on asking her to do it and then, I didn’t think she was actually going to say yes but then she was like, 'alright, put everything away, we’re going to do this'." "And honestly, I think I can speak for all of us when I say we’re all very glad she let us do this," said Mason.

Saturday’s event is more than just a pet adoption fair, "We’re also going to try to raise awareness for the Humane Society and other local animal shelters," the students say, "We want to raise money for them, too." And they're serious about that fundraising. They say you should bring cash. "There will also be a raffle. You can win prizes such as a dog basket from stores like PetSmart. Wilco is making a basket for us, we have dog treats, Dick’s Sporting Goods is making a basket and multiple others."  Local Paws, a local pet supply store, is also providing adoption packages with supplies for new families.

There will be lots of cute dogs and cats from the Humane Society of the Ochocos, Brightside and Street Dog Hero. Also, mascots for photo ops and RHS Panther apparel for sale. But what are these students learning? They tell us, "We’re learning how to be good leaders. We’re learning how to give back to the community."

The pet adoption fair is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., right in front of RHS on Rimrock Way. 

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