There are a group of dogs and cats from a shelter in Baltimore, Maryland that just may have some local fourth-graders to thank for helping them find loving forever homes.
The students at Ebb Valley Elementary School in Manchester, Maryland in the fourth-grade class were given a writing assignment that not only helped them learn about persuasive writing techniques, but provided voices for homeless pets in their area. The students wrote letters to potential forever families telling them exactly why this dog or cat should be adopted, right now!
The letters were then shipped over to the Baltimore Humane Society (BHS), where they were put on display on the animals’ cages, according to teacher Tiffani Murphy.
“They have been ecstatic about the whole project,” said Murphy, whom had taken the students on a field trip to the BHS. “Before they went on the visit they would want to check the [Baltimore Humane Society] website every day to see if it had been updated and see if their dog or cat had been adopted.”
Murphy has found out that not only was one of the dogs adopted to a loving home because of the letter written by the student, but the family took the letter home with them, and have had it framed.
Aside from the obvious positive effect this assignment has had for these homeless pets, it has to be said, these letters are downright adorable. Below are a few of the letters that are helping some of the homeless pets find a forever family to love them right in the student’s very own ‘backyard’.