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Local Girl Scouts make beds to help keep pets warm

A Prescott Girl Scout Troop recently made fleece blankets for cats and dogs for United Animal Friends to be distributed through its Community Pet Food Bank.

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A Prescott Girl Scout Troop recently made fleece blankets for cats and dogs for United Animal Friends to be distributed through its Community Pet Food Bank.

When a Prescott Brownies troop was looking for a project to earn their pet badges, they discovered that United Animal Friends (UAF) was planning to distribute beds and blankets through its Community Pet Food Bank and so they chose to make fleece blankets for cats and dogs who had none. Often, pet food recipients with limited money are unable to buy warm beds for their animals.

“Many of our troop families have welcomed rescue animals into their homes, so finding UAF and choosing to donate the blankets was something that seemed quite fitting,” Bridgitte Krupke, the Prescott Girl Scout Troop 3145 co-leader, explained.

In addition to the second- through fourth-graders making the blankets, they learned about the responsibility of owning pets and also about what they could do to help animals.

When the blankets were delivered, the girls had an opportunity to visit with the adoptable cats and kittens at UAF’s Kitty City in the Prescott Petco.