BRAWLEY — Brawley Girl Scout Troop #7002 gave over 300 pounds of dog and cat food Wednesday, May 20th to the Imperial Valley Humane Society. The girls, under the leadership of Dr. Ramona Krutzik, gathered the food from donations and shopping trips. The Humane Society staffer, Devon Apodoca, and other staffers received the blankets and the much needed food. Learning to help in the community is part of being a Girl Scout.
Devon took the time to explain to the girls the difference between the Humane Society and the County’s shelter. Several eyes were teary when he told them they were a ‘no kill’ site and that other shelters had to put an unwanted or stray animal down. He told them about the Humane Society’s pet adoption programs. The girls were surprised to learn that all the food they had given on Wednesday might only last 3 days.
The Scouts were walked through the area to look at the cats and dogs up for adoption. Several pleading looks were given to the moms who had come along to chaperon, but no one went home with a new pet. One staffer shared that Pit Bulls or Pit Bull mixed pups made up the largest group of dogs for adoption. They are a popular breed, locally, buy many then decide they cannot handle so many dogs at their home. Most of the older dogs and cats looked lonesome and were happy to see the girls, according to one of the helpers.
The Shelter hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday and most major holidays. They are located at 1575 W. Pico Ave. in El Centro. They also host several pet adoption events at Pet Kingdom and Petco. Their number is (760) 352-1911. They always need food and blankets.