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Girls make pet trinkets to help city

Proceeds donated to Ripon Animal Shelter

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Girls make pet trinkets to help city

Ripon Police Chief Ed Ormonde and Community Service Officer Liz Forks are pictured with several youngsters who donated their summer earnings to the animal control shelter. They are, from left, Anni...

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POSTED August 15, 2013 1:49 a.m.

Three young Ripon girls eight to 11 years old used their ingenuity to raise funds to support the Ripon Animal Shelter so that dogs and cats can be adopted.

First Sergeant Steve Merchant said the police department had been seeking donations from the community to assist with efforts to improve the Ripon Animal Shelter.  In June the shelter opened its doors to the community, holding tours and offering dogs and cats as pets.  It was apparently that tour that spawned the girls’ thinking about what they could do to help.

Just prior to school opening for the new semester the girls, accompanied by their parents, visited the police department to donate the monies they had earned creating and selling beaded “Critters for Critters” that are used as key chains, keepsakes and decorations.

Annie Wild, 8, Kiley Holland, 10, and Alana Holland, 11, were thanked by Chief Ormonde for their donation of $31.10.

“The fact that these young Riponites were willing to give their time, effort and hard earned money to assist animals at our shelter is very inspiring,” Ormonde said.

The chief said that the donation will assist with animal adoptions in the future.

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