~Wewa students spreads affection at Humane Society~

Published: Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 11:17 AM.

Around a pizza picnic at Frank Pate Park, the students visited the Humane Society last Friday to drop off badly needed supplies – including food and toys – and spend some quality time with the animals.

“We don’t swap cards,” Ake said. “We give our love to the animals.”

And instead of parents forking over the dollars for cards and candy for a class of 27-28 children, they purchase some of the essentials that make the Humane Society tick.

Last Friday as the buses pulled away for Wewahitchka, the children and their parents had left behind a pile of supplies that will help the Humane Society stretch valuable resources.

The kids provide another present: the jubilant smiles, kind hands and loving touch of wonder that arrives with the meeting of small animal and small child.

“You never know, we might even get an adoption out of this,” said Melody Townsend, director of the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society.

Townsend said the animals, living in constrained circumstances out of most human contact, thrive with the human touch, as evidenced last week by the wagging tales and tongues.

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