January was “Caring for Critters” month at Pole Green Elementary. To celebrate our furry friends, the entire school conducted a supply drive for items on Hanover Humane’s Donation List. The enthusiastic students collected 12 boxes of milk bones, 41 rolls of paper towels, and a variety of other items including cat toys and treats, dog toys and treats, gently-used linens, etc. There were so many items that it took the efforts of the children and Humane Society personnel over a half hour to load all the merchandise into Hanover Humane’s van! The first graders won the “Caring for Critters” contest by collecting the most items! Pictured here are some of the first graders who participated in this event. As a reward for their efforts, the first graders will be able to meet “Chip,” a small cairn terrier-mix in a presentation on February 8, 2011. “Chip” was born into Hanover Humane’s program and spends his time going to various speaking engagements where he talks about Hanover Humane, meets the children, and provides them with treat bags. “Chip” always has a grand time, and the children love him! Anyone interested in having “Chip” attend an event may email to firstname.lastname@example.org.