Dibble teachers and students donate over $3,000 to animal shelter


Students, teachers and an administrator from Dibble Elementary School pose with items donated to the Jackson County Animal Shelter. Photo by Jeff Steers, JTV News.

By Jeff Steers
JTV News

(February 22, 2022 5:17 p.m.) Pizzas, pets and pants came together for a major donation to the Jackson County Animal Shelter on Tuesday.

And teachers, parents and students all helped out.

Students, teachers and parents at Dibble Elementary School spent December and January raising funds and purchasing pet supplies for the Jackson County Animal Shelter.

The result was a check for $2,665.90 and hundreds more in pet supplies for the shelter.

The project was part of the Sunshine Club in Dibble.

In December, the teachers paid $20 for an extra day in jeans to raise money for the shelter.

The students went to work in January bringing change and pet supplies. The top two classes with the most donations won a pizza night for their efforts.

The fundraiser was organized by fifth grade teacher Jennifer Hause.

“I knew I wanted to spearhead the effort because for the love of pets by students,” Hause said. “I also adopted my cat, Miracle, from the shelter.”

Hause said the students also brought pet beds, shampoo, brushes and other pet supplies.

The teacher said she would like to fundraise for the Jackson County Animal Shelter again next year.

Hause spent two days rolling the coins donated by the students.

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