LOGAN — Girl Scout Troop 2546 will have dogs and cats available for adoption at an upcoming ADOPT-A-THON event.
Join the troop, and the Hocking County Humane Society on Saturday, June 8 in the parking lot of Rent-to-Own on Main Street from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
A Hocking County Humane Society volunteer will bring dogs to the ADOPT-A-THON. Sponsors have donated about $330 to cover the cost of the first shots and adoption cost.
It will be as simple as showing up, choosing an animal and taking it home.
Cats can also be adopted, but they will not be on site. Photos will be available and the cats can then be picked up at the Humane Society, located at 36069 Hocking Drive.
Bailey Lape, Theresa Keels, Erica Keels, Madison Colvin, and Vanessa Koren of Girl Scout Troop 2546, are working towards earning a Silver Award in order to receive a pin for their uniform sashes recognizing a high level of follow-through on a project that could be sustainable year after year, explained Bailey’s mother, Debbie Lape.
Each girl in the group of four must complete 50 activity hours for the event to achieve the award.
Working as a team, they divided up the responsibilities. One created advertising and pamphlets of information on caring for animals. One worked on donations and sponsors. One went to other Girl, Boy and Rainbow scouting troops to talk about the project and event, and one was responsible for media coverage.
Lape, reminisced about the year she and her friends in the scouts buried a time capsule in Worthington Park. They achieved the Bronze Award for this project that can’t be opened for 60 years.
Now, the Silver Award is within reach as they attempt to have the dogs and cats accepted into new homes.
Poochie Parlor will visit prior to the ADOPT-A-THON event to prepare the dogs to look their best.
“We wanted to do something with animals. We want to help animals find forever homes. I think it will be something fun to do every year or couple of years,” Bailey said hopefully.
To sponsor or donate, checks can be made out to The Hocking County Humane Society and dropped off at the event or mailed to 36069 Hocking Drive, Logan, Ohio 43138.