Paws for the Cause

Two weeks before Christmas and no place for a stray dog to call home? Doggone it, that can only mean one thing. It’s time for Operation Santapaws. At Clairbourn School, that means puppy paws.

Being ten years old and being civic-minded go hand in hand at Clairbourn School. The school’s fifth-graders are helping dogs in need by collecting items for local animal shelters. The holidays can be a ruff time for stray dogs, so the students are responding to a critical need for such items as collars, leashes, dog food, new and used towels and pet toys.

Operation Santapaws is a project of Haute Dogs, a diverse and growing network of dog owners, lovers, educators, rescuers and supporters. Haute Doggers work to encourage responsible pet ownership, by conducting educational events as well as adoption and rescue opportunities.

Anyone wishing to help out may drop off items directly at the Clairbourn School. There is a drop-off box located at the school’s transportation area.

Clairbourn School is a private, coeducational Christian school, with a student body of 300 young people in pre-school through 8th grade. In addition to traditional core courses, the school prepares students for 21st century life, including needed knowledge, skills and reasoning, and instills in students such ethics as honesty, respect, responsibility and inclusivity.

Clairbourn School is at 8400 Huntington Drive in the City of San Gabriel.

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