Idaho students volunteer at Canyon County Animal Shelter
Jennifer Auh reports on the National Day of Service in Idaho. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
Hundreds of volunteers in Idaho are spending their weekend giving back. We stopped by the Canyon County Animal Shelter, where some young volunteers had a lot of fun, while making a difference.
More than 20 students from the College of Idaho showed up at the shelter, giving cats and dogs, some much needed love and attention.
"It’s been really fun, said Anna Sewell, Volunteer, “Finding out how it all works and interacting with all of the pets."
The Canyon County Animal Shelters’ Volunteer Coordinator said she was pretty excited when the students called her. "We have a tremendous about of need, said Rena McKean. “It’s important having a good clean shelter, to make it nice and comfortable for all of the animals that are here."
Volunteers said giving the animals more play time, helps them become sociable and more likely to find a home. "We were able to walk some of the larger dogs, which are great opportunities, and while having fun, you're able to serve the community as well!" said Josh Rebollozo, Event Organizer.
More than a dozen volunteering events took place on the National Day of Service in the Treasure Valley. This year, organizers said thousands of volunteers from all 50 states participated.