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Students Fulfill Pet Gift Wish List


Dutton Elementary School fifth-graders Saige Cooper and Izzy Fata recently led a blanket, toy and pet food drive for animals of the Humane Society of Kent County.

Students brought in donations, which piled up in the school hallway, so animal lovers Saige and Izzy could help stock the shelter with comfy blankets and playthings for cats and dogs.

The girls recently delivered several bags of items to the Walker-based shelter.

Two fifth-graders at Dutton Elementary School collected donations for animals that don’t have homes

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Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese is associate managing editor and reporter, covering Byron Center, Kentwood, Wyoming and Grand Rapids Community College. She was one of the original SNN staff writers, helping launch the site in 2013 and enjoys fulfilling the mission of sharing the stories of public education. She has worked as a journalist in the Grand Rapids area since 2000. A graduate of Central Michigan University, she has written for The Grand Rapids Press, Advance Newspapers, On-the-Town Magazine and Group Tour Media. Read Erin's full bio

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