Students Striving To Help Animal Shelter

Friday, May 23rd 2008, 5:47 pm
By: News On 6

Students at Madison Middle School hope their math project receives more than a high grade; they want a high bid on their hard work.

When sixth graders in Greg Newman's class heard that the SPCA in Tulsa survives completely on donations, they wanted to help.

They used their math skills and teamwork to create gigantic dog houses for the organization.

 "I think it's wonderful because dogs need a home no matter how big or small they are," said Darrell Hope.

There are 12 dog houses in all, each weighing in at around 150 pounds. They were brightly painted with the colors of 12 different colleges.

The houses were originally made to be donated directly for use at the SPCA, but the organization does not allow wooden dog houses in their shelter due to sanitation reasons.

So now the 12 dog houses are on the auction block and the students hope their hard work will bring in a pretty penny for the shelter.

Two are on displayed at Southern Agriculture; the rest can be seen at the SPCA.

All bids start at $100. Bids will be taken until 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31st.

If someone from outside the Tulsa area who cannot go to Southern Ag to make a bid wishes to bid, you can bid over the phone by calling the SPCA at (918) 428-7722.

Credit card would be charged only if that person has the winning bid.