Morning News-Lisa Lete
Youth volunteers Braden and Tracen Mangum presented Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue and Blackfoot Chief of Police Kurt Asmus with a check for $1,000 to be used for improvements at the Blackfoot Animal Shelter.
Youth volunteers Braden and Tracen Mangum presented the City of Blackfoot with a $1,000 check to be used for improvements at the Blackfoot Animal Shelter at Tuesday's city council meeting. The boys were awarded the scholarship through ABC's Good Morning America for their efforts in project "Save A Pet," a summertime project they did at the Blackfoot Animal Shelter to help get more dogs and cats adopted into good homes.
The boys, who attend school in the Snake River School District, went on to make a proposal to the city asking permission to proceed with fundraising efforts to remodel or build a new animal shelter.
"One idea we have is to initiate an annual fundraiser every October during 'National Adopt A Pet' month. This would take place at Jensen Grove," Braden told the council. "We would like to call it 'Paws in the Grove.' The activity would consist of pets strutting their mutts around the greenbelt."
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