Number of Participants: 25
Hours Donated: 10
Value of Time Served: $2,113
Event Type: Animal Welfare
Date: December 21, 2023
Throughout the school year, students in the Best Buddies Club at Mattituck-Cutchogue Jr./Sr. High School have turned their love of animals into a volunteer service to support the paraprofessionals and other staff at RSVP Animal Welfare and Rescue Group and PetSmart.
Each week, the students volunteer their time to ensure the cats and kittens, who are housed at the PetSmart cattery are properly cared for until they are adopted. The students are responsible for caring for the cats by feeding, cleaning, and socializing the cats and kittens.
“All of Mattituck’s vocational students, who have helped at PetSmart over the years have been and are very dependable and supportive to the staff at RSVP and PetSmart in their efforts to care for the cats and kittens,” said Ms. Lillian Lennon, president of RSVP Animal Welfare & Rescue Group. “It is very apparent that the students deeply care for the cats and their wellbeing, and we are very grateful for their support through the work they do with us.”
In addition to volunteering their time, during the school year the students hold dog and cat food drives and other support events to ensure the cats and kittens are taken care of as they await adoption to a permanent loving home.