Some young Calgarians have come up with a creative way to help an Alberta animal rescue group.
Woodworking students at Forest Lawn High School (FLHS) spent weeks making a table and matching benches.
They’re donating the furniture to be auctioned off at an upcoming fundraising event for the Fur-Ever Homes Rescue organization.
Volunteers along with the group brought a few dogs for a visit to the school’s woodwork shop, using the occasion to thank the college students for their assist.
“It will help pay for our medical bills, our transport bills and many, many other things, ” Fur-Ever’s Melisa Eye said.
Meeting the dogs brought some memorable moments for that learners.
“They are amazing, ” Grade 12 student Sami Ibrahim said. “They’re so cute plus friendly. ”
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The idea for your project came from FLHS woodworking teacher Cory Melenchuk, who first helped out Fur-Ever during a 2022 trip back from Saskatchewan, by bringing along a couple of canines coming into the group’s care.
“Bert and Ernie, cute little lovable Chihuahuas, ” Melenchuk stated.
Melenchuk figured the students’ woodwork project was another great way in order to support animals in need.
“(They used) all donated materials plus we gave them the repurpose, and I think that’s where it’s fitting, ” Melenchuk said.
“A lot associated with these canines, they’re really looking at their second chance and their own second opportunity, and that’s what we did with this material — we gave it a second chance to find a new home. ”
Vision says it’s a good example of people coming together to help animals.
“It’s just amazing, ” Eye said.
“Bert and Ernie have found an amazing home plus now their particular legacy is able to carry this on, and we’re able to help a lot more animals. ”
The table and benches will be up for auction at a fundraising occasion for Fur-Ever Homes Recovery on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Festival Hall in Calgary’s Inglewood neighbourhood.
The particular students say they’ve actually enjoyed playing a role in supporting the particular group.
“It’s great — I love animals, they’re so adorable, ” Grade 11 student Danica Tattrie said.
“I really hope they find their forever homes. ”
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