Potsdam….Students from Lawrence Avenue Elementary School, the Vet Tech Students at SUNY Canton and the staff of Canton-Potsdam Hospital's Physical Rehabilitation department made a huge impact on the care of the animals at the Potsdam Humane Society’s Animal Shelter during the holiday season.
Picture #1 Mrs. Lalonde's 1st graders at Lawrence Ave Elementary. Instead of giving each other gifts they chose to bring gifts to the animals at PHS!
Picture #2 SUNY Canton VTA member, Kate Podwirny, made a December delivery--a car load of needed items to the PHS animals. The Vet Tech club from the college gave wish lists to people entering the Potsdam Wal Mart, and accepted donations as the generous folks left the store. Veterinary Technician students at SUNY Canton spend time assisting PHS's Vet Techs as part of their tech education. They also help care for some PHS animals at the college--the ones that also briefly "attend" SUNY Canton for spay-neuter surgery and other medical needs.
Picture #3 Mrs. Butler-Daggett's Lawrence Avenue 4th graders visited the Potsdam Animal Shelter bearing gifts. Lots of cleaning and medical supplies, food and treats, plus a check for 900 dollars was given to the animals for Christmas. Shown are Mrs. Butler Daggett's fourth graders and Alysia Maynard, PHS's director. The children had an educational tour of the animal shelter, met Pigsaw, the pot-bellied pig, Rascal and Rodney, the resident ferrets, kittens, cats and dogs of all ages and sizes.
Picture #4 Instead of giving gifts to each other, staff of the Canton Potsdam Hospital Physical Rehabilitation department brought gifts to the Potsdam Humane Society's animal shelter. Pictured are Terri Simzer and Laurie Matthews with Pigsaw, a potbellied pig.