Memphis Humane Society & SCS Teaming Up For Adoption Program

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - When the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County started a "pet of the week" segment with Shelby County Schools just a few weeks ago, officials immediately knew the program would be a win-win.

"We have so many great dogs and cats right now that are so, so good with kids. Getting them in front of students and getting them in schools is really, really great for the animals," says Audrey Chaney, ‎marketing and public relations specialist for the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County.

Each week, SCS students showcase animals at the humane society, explaining why the animals deserve to be adopted. The videos are then posted to SCS's social media pages. This week's pet of the week is a dog named Cola.

"Cola is super sweet and bubbly. He loves to play with other kids and dogs," says Daila Yaylor, a 5th grader at Belle Forest Community School.

In Cola's case, these students already have potential adopters in mind, like their unknowing teacher.

"Maybe Cola could be Ms. Johnson's dog." says Lorin Phillips, a 2nd grader at Belle Forest Community School. When asked what her teacher thought of the idea, Phillips responded, "I didn't tell her yet."

Thanks to this partnership with the humane society, the students also get a chance to further their own education.

"We also have reading programs at the humane society where we invite students and classes to actually come in and read to our dogs, so we're hoping to move forward with that, as well," says Chaney.

The goal is to help students and hopefully find some great animals a forever home.


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