Looking for a way to help make a difference? Well, Saturday is National Make a Difference Day, and Pasco County Animal Services has plenty of ways to assist people in living up to the day’s name.
The shelter, located at 19640 Dogpatch Lane in Land O’ Lakes, will host a community get-together Oct. 25 from noon to 4:30 p.m., looking for help when it comes to various items needed for the shelter’s furry tenants. That includes canned cat food, kitten formula, treats and even peanut butter. In return for donations like that, all adoption fees will be waived.
Make a Difference Days takes place on the fourth Saturday in October, where thousands of people come together to make a difference in the lives of others. It’s also one of the biggest volunteer days of the year, according to a release, and that will be felt in Pasco.
Coming to help at the shelter this weekend includes several groups, like the Future Business Leaders of America from River Ridge High School, and the Paws Club from Land O’ Lakes High School. They will take pictures of the animals with their new families, and hand out Halloween candy for kids.
“Community service projects bring so many people of all ages together in recognition of this day,” said Franchesca Blocher, a first grade teacher at Saint Anthony’s school in San Antonio, in a release. “I decided that this year, I would like to get some kids together and do a project that benefits Pasco County Animal Services.”
Blocher orchestrated a drive with her students that brought in several items off of the shelter wish list. Some were dropped off last weekend, and the rest will be shared this coming Saturday.
For more information on National Made a Difference Day, and the activities taking place at the shelter, call Pasco County Animal Services at (813) 929-1212, or visit PascoCountyFl.net/PAS.