Mission, Texas- The Mission High School (MHS) DECA Chapter has taken on a community service project this year that is helping our four-legged friends who find themselves at the Palm Valley Animal Center. Called the MHS DECA Pet Rescue, it has the students working to raise awareness of the needs of the animal shelter that include: pet food, pet adoptions, and the care of the animals at the shelter.
A major part of the projects involves a pet food and pet toy drive that is currently underway. The DECA students are encouraging anyone who would like to help, to drop off donated pet food, toys and blankets with the front office at MHS. The current entrance for MHS is off of Kika de la Garza at Cummings. Donated items must be in before November 20.
The DECA students are scheduling a time for themselves to receive training at the animal center to begin volunteer work. They are also working on a video to be used during school announcements about the need for donations and animal adoptions. The last week of the donation window, the DECA students will also have a Paw Pledge. They will work to get MHS students to sign on a paw print quoting, “I pledge not to be involved in animal cruelty and contact the local animal control if I witness animal abuse.” During this pledge drive the DECA students will also hand out a brochure with contact information to animal control and instructions on what to do if animal abuse is seen.
For more information about animal fostering, adopting, or volunteering opportunities, contact the Palm Valley Animal Center at 956-686-1141. It is located at 2501 W. Trenton Rd., Edinburg, Texas.