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

By Jeff Steers
JTV News

(February 22, 2022 5:17 PM) Pizza, pets, and pants came together for a sizeable donation to the Jackson County Animal Shelter on Tuesday.

And teachers, parents, and students all helped.

Students, teachers, and parents from Dibble Elementary School spent December and January raising money 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 at Dibble.

In December, teachers paid $20 for an addition jean day to raise money for the shelter.

Students went to work in January by bringing in change and pet supplies. The two top classes with the most donations earned a pizza party for their efforts.

The fundraiser was organized by fifth grade teacher Jennifer Hause.

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

Hause said students also brought in pet beds, shampoo, brushes, and other pet supply items. 

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

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

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