Pawsome! Long Island students donate handmade items to local animal shelters

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Long Island students came together to donate dozens of handmade items to animal shelters in the Nassau County area.

VALLEY STREAM, Long Island (WABC) — Long Island students came together to donate dozens of handmade items to animal shelters in the Nassau County area.

Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin joined more than 100 students from the Hewlett-Woodmere School District on Thursday to pick up seamless beds, personalized bandanas, candy jars and other crafts lovingly created by young locals for dogs and cats residing in shelters.

Staff from the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter also stopped by with an adorable pup to test out the various items.

“I thought it was adorable,” said Christie Fanti, of the Hempstead Animal Shelter. “I think it’s so good to teach kids to do something for animals that need help.”

It all happened at Ogden Elementary School in Valley Stream.

“It’s wonderful,” Clavin said. “It shows that school districts have students who care about animals and want to find homes for them.”

Check out Chantee Lans’ report in the video player above.

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