"A Day in the Life of the Shelter" A 5th-Grade Elementary School Residency
Students chronicle the lives of animals in the care of the Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL). This program promotes empathy and responsibility with the aim of nurturing the inherent connection children feel towards animals as a way to help create a kinder and more compassionate citizenry.
Student Shelby Smith reflected "I feel special because this project has taught me how to work with animals. I hope that my photographs will help people to see that animals are special and should be treated with love."
"This opportunity has changed me by getting me to feel a lot more comfortable about animals. I met some funny little cats at WARL I could see as I took pictures of the animals that they wanted someone to come take them home. They wanted to be loved." Donald Peyton, 5th grade
"I hope that people will learn about animals' feelings. Animals are just like humans - they want to be respected and loved. I tried to capture the animals' emotions and personalities in my pictures." Noelia Moreno, 5th grade