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Toyon Students Help Animals

San Andreas, CA — Thanks to a group of students at Toyon Middle School, more animals in Calaveras County will be spayed and neutered therefore reducing the euthanization rate.

This week seventh and eighth grade students in Dave and Meryl Leigh Brainerd´s classes presented a check to the Calaveras Humane Society in the amount of $2,500.

This is the third year the students have undertaken the fundraising effort by saving their personal snack money throughout the year.

The Humane Society says it spends approximately $60,000 each year to reduce the county´s cat population. Those efforts are paying off. It says fewer cats are being euthanized and fewer cats are coming into the society´s foster care program.

Written by Vanessa Turner.