Maryland Pet

4th Graders Writing Project Helps Homeless Dogs & Cats

May 28th- Reisterstown, MD – Tiffani Murphy, a writing teacher at Ebb Valley Elementary in Manchester, is an animal lover.  She decided to share her compassion for animals with her fourth graders and came up with a writing project – compose a persuasive letter in the words of a homeless animal explaining why they should be adopted.

The children each chose a dog or cat listed on the Baltimore Humane Society website at bmorehumane.org.  Thirty-seven letters in all were written, then sent to the no-kill shelter in Reisterstown. The letters were laminated and posted on each of the corresponding animal’s kennel.  Baltimore Humane Society believes these letters just may be helping the dogs and cats find their forever homes.  After all, there’s nothing more persuasive than a child’s honesty.

When you read the attached PDF of all the letters, you’ll see excerpts like:

Tiffani Murphy and her class are available for interviews at Ebb Valley Elementary. The children will be visiting the animals at Baltimore Humane Society Wednesday, May 28th at noon.

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