Pause for a Cause
Fundraising for furry friends
Pets benefit from PCMS collection
The second year of the Port Chester Middle School holiday pet supply collection made for a very merry season for the animals cared for by the Pet Rescue of New York, located in Harrison.
Students and staff donated money and pet supplies to their Paws for a Cause event, raising $1,700, up from $650 raised last year.
Pet Rescue of New York visited PCMS on Dec. 20, 2018 to pick up the school’s generous donations. They created a frenzy by bringing with them four dogs that were in their care, three of which were looking for their “furever” homes.
Physical Education teacher Melissa Piccola said students and staff sold T-shirts and a Cutest Pet Contest to help with the fundraising. The contest alone raised $500. She said the Family and Consumer Science classes were instrumental in making the event a success.
The hope is to make the event an annual tradition, Ms. Piccola said.