Paws-itive Role Models at LB Elementary Schools

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Elementary school students in Long Beach took action to make a difference by supporting a pet food drive coordinated by Assemblywoman Melissa Miller’s office. The initiative is providing much-needed items for animals and benefits Baxter’s Pet Pantry, operated by Long Island Cares, Inc.

Assemblywoman Miller visited Lindell and West schools in April, and will go to East on an upcoming date. She was met with enthusiasm from students who had gathered donations of food, treats and new toys for dogs, cats, hamsters, fish, ferrets and other pets during March and April.

“We don’t want animals to go hungry,” Assemblywoman Miller told the students. “This is really important -- to be able to get food donated so that pets can stay with their families. I really appreciate you all doing this.”

West’s efforts were spearheaded by third-, fourth- and fifth-grade Student Council representatives, pictured, as a service project. They eagerly involved classmates, faculty and family members in their effort to help.