As an owner of three cats adopted from shelters, Lizzie Brown ’23 sees taking care of her pets as a way to help the environment.
“Animals are a critical part of nature and should be protected,” said Lizzie. “Adopting a pet helps fill your life with happiness and love.”
Her own experience with pet adoption led the junior at Lausanne to team up with classmate Kenna Bullard ’23 and host an Adopt-A-Thon for the Humane Society as their CAS Project (Creativity, Activity and Service).
“I love dogs and have been partnering with the humane society for a long time,” shared Kenna. “I believe animals such as dogs and cats all deserve loving homes.”
This Friday, December 17, the pair will travel to the Humane Society from 1:30 to 3 p.m. to lead demonstrations, tours and games to introduce adoptable pets with what they hope will be their future owners.
The event will be one of the first held at the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County since the COVID-19 pandemic began. For community safety, all adoptions were moved to appointment only. To adapt to the procedure, the pair ask that attendees RSVP for the event by clicking here.
“Also, you don’t have to adopt to attend,” said Lizzie. “all you have to do is sign up and show up.”
The pair also teamed up with another CAS group to make donation boxes for the different Humane Society animals. Nancy Cliff '23, Fiona Schneider '23 and Taylore Williams '23 are leading Upper School advisories in that effort, and will bring them to the event Friday.
“Kids of all ages who attend Lausanne will have the opportunity to interact with and see the humane society animals through fun activities and exciting insider tours,” said Kenna. “The community involves all of us, and helping it helps everyone.”
That’s why Lausanne students participate in the CAS Program. As part of the IB Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum, students practice and reflect on their interests and potential contributions to the communities they belong to. The program allows students to focus on discipline-specific curricula enriched by interdisciplinary collaboration.
“Whether it be thought helping kids in need, interacting with a retirement home, or helping animals in shelters, CAS makes our community better,” said Lizzie.
To attend the Adopt-A-Thon, RSVP by clicking this link.