The students of Guadalupe’s Mary Buren Elementary School have raised more than $1,000 for the animals at the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society.
The Bobcat Student Council collected coins in each classroom, added up all the money that was fundraised, and then voted where the money should go, school officials said.
Santa Maria’s displaced animals won and officials say the money will be donated in full to the shelter.
“I’m super proud of the excitement and passion with which our students worked to raise the money for the Humane Society, and it was awesome to see how excited the kids were to meet one of the dogs and hear what the impact of their donation would be,” said teacher and student council advisor Jesse Sanford.
A representative from the humane society and a dog named “Apollo” received the check last Friday at school.