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Metairie Girl Scouts create website for pet adoption awareness


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Pet adoption just got a little more accessible. Five Girl Scout Cadettes from Metairie Troop 40400 earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award available for Girl Scouts in grades 6-8, for creating a website to increase awareness about pet adoption.

The Silver Awardees Marisa, Karli, Lily, Erin and Vivian share a love for animals and wanted to put an end to animal cruelty in their community. They visited the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, LSPCA, to learn how to educate others on available pets to adopt, and the preparation and process of adopting a pet.

“My mom adopted two, cats, a dog and even a goat before,” said Karli. “The pets at the SPCA are loving and they need someone to love them back.”

The Cadettes created a website for the public to have a user friendly tool to get information about adoption locations, adoption testimonials, and specific details on cat, dog and other animal adoptions.

“There are so many abandoned and abused pets who need nice homes and proper care, I wish I could adopt all of them” said Marisa. “We want people who are wanting to adopt, or even considering adopting pets, to use our website to persuade and prepare them for that big step."

The troop’s pet adoption website at http://ow.ly/AnpB30lY89N.

The Girl Scouting mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.  For more information about Girl Scouts or adult volunteer opportunities, call the council office in New Orleans at 504-733-8220.