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LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) – Local students are gathering donations for Lawton Animal Welfare.

Lawton Virtual Academy and Gateway Success Center students are doing this as a option to have a good time considered one of their lecturers’ canine’s birthday.

Ralphie is a black Labrador who’s about to show 9 on Jan. 31

Students have celebrated their instructor Misty Masons’ canine Ralphie birthday for the previous 4 years.

Over time, students began to herald treats for the canine, and final 12 months that become accumulating donations for animals in want.

“This year we would like to hit the 336 point. Right now, we are currently at 257 and we just started,” Mason stated.

In only a day, donations are surpassing the 168 donations they had been capable of give Lawton Animal Welfare in 2021.

Mason stated they’ll take no matter individuals may give.

“Collars, leashes, food, blankets, kennels, and we’ll also collect for adoption fees. Any monetary donations we receive we will give to Russell the dog man for adoption fees,” Mason stated.

Field Supervisor Roy Rodrick for Lawton Animal Welfare stated it’s an exquisite feeling to know that the neighborhood can also be searching for them.

“The donations help with our funding. We have to buy the things that we have to buy and the extra are what we don’t get to buy as much of. That’s where these fundraisers, these donations come into pay,” Rodrick stated.

Outside of the donations serving to care for monetary wants, Rodrick stated the animals love after they get new issues to play with.

“We get these new toys we give them to the animals. It helps them when they are in the kennel. It helps them maintain a bit of sanity I guess you can say,” Rodrick stated.

Mason stated it’s an excellent feeling understanding the donations are going in direction of a superb trigger and is aware of her students really feel the identical method.

“They are just excited to be involved in the community and for many of our kids animals are the way to get through to them. Knowing that they get to see them here on this special day and to do something for the community because many of them have never participated in a service to our community. So, they feel good about themselves and good about what they are doing for the community,” Mason stated.

Donations from neighborhood members will be dropped off on the Douglass Learning Center any time this week between 8 a.m. and three p.m.

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