On Saturday, March 10th, a group of 18 students and 4 chaperones from Hanover High School will travel to Rincon, Puerto Rico to conduct a service project with Surfin' Sato, Inc., a Norwich-based non-profit. During their time on the island, the group will focus their efforts on the overwhelming issue of animal abandonment and explore options to help solve this problem. Many facilities to keep pets safe such as kennels and fences were destroyed in the hurricanes of September, 2017. Additionally, a staggering number of animals have been abandoned as their families are forced to reach the island. Surfin' Sato has focused on rebuilding these animal containment facilities to provide a first step for local rescuers to take abandoned animals in and keep them safe while they're vetted and prepared for adoption. The Hanover High School group is replacing a 300' section of chain-link fence that contains dogs in the yard of a very active independent dog rescuer in Rincon. Money raised here will go to purchase the supplies needed for this project.
By installing this fence, our students will be hands on in providing the first step for saving these precious animals. Thank you in advance for your help in empowering our next generation to make change happen!
Donations can be made here: https://www.gofundme.com/supplies-for-hhs-service-trip
Or on through our facebook page @surfinsato.