REDMOND OR — A group of Redmond High School students will host a pet adoption fair on Saturday with animals from three local shelters. The eight student organizers spoke to KBND News. “It all kind of started when our teacher asked us what good things we could do for our community. And Matt came up with the idea of doing an adoption fair to help dogs and kittens be adopted, so we kind of took off,” Mason said. Matt added: “We kept asking her to do it and then I didn’t think she was really going to say yes, but then she was like, ‘Okay, put it all 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 happy that she let us do this,” Mason said.
Saturday’s event is more than just a pet adoption fair,”We will also try to raise awareness of the Humane Society and other local animal shelters,” the students say, “We also want to raise money for them. And they are serious about this fundraiser. They say you should bring cash.” There will also be a raffle. You can win prizes like a dog bed at stores like PetSmart. Wilco makes a bed for us, we have dog treats, Dick’s Sporting Goods makes a basket and several others.” Local Paws, a local pet supply store, also provides 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 shoots and RHS Panther clothing for sale. But what are these students learning? They tell us, “We are learning to be good leaders. We learn to give back to the community.
The Pet Adoption Fair takes place on Saturdays from 10am-2pm, just opposite RHS on Rimrock Way.