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PHOTO ESSAY:  Montessori students give big to Charleston Animal Society

PHOTO ESSAY: Montessori students give big to Charleston Animal Society

If you want proof positive that reading can pay off, just talk to the Charleston Animal Society which last week received a $6938.35 contribution generated by a read-a-thon by elementary students at Charles Towne Montessori in West Ashley.

Each spring, the school, the only internationally-accredited Montessori school in the state, asks student teams to develop a class project. About eight teams of students pick different nonprofits they want to help and follow-up with a research-packed presentation. The class then votes on which charity to support.

Then the students solicit donations from family members, friends and neighbors to sponsor how much they read on a special day of reading at the school. (We’ve learned long ago, thanks to picture books, that it is best to sponsor a set amount, such as $30, instead of a per-page fee.)

by · 04/03/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Photo Essay, Photos
FOCUS:  Don’t be distracted when driving with pets

FOCUS: Don’t be distracted when driving with pets

Via TripsWithPets.com | With the busy summer travel season right around the corner, many families are planning to hit the road with their families — and that of course, means their four-legged family members too. To ensure safe travels for everyone, it’s important to take heed of a very real pet travel safety issue — pets and distracted driving.

by · 04/03/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
FOCUS:  Heat is summer’s number one danger for pets

FOCUS: Heat is summer’s number one danger for pets

By Dan Krosse, guest contributor | As the temperatures heat up, so do the risks of injuries for your pets. Dr. Lucy Fuller, DVM, of Charleston Animal Society says that the risk of heat stroke is the number one issue that pet owners need to be aware of.

“It takes less than five minutes for a car to get well over 100 degrees,” she warns. “There is no safe amount of time for a pet to be left in the car.”

Remember that dogs can’t sweat and the only way they can release heat is by panting. Health experts warn that just being outside can cause danger in the summer months.

by · 05/02/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news