(From left) For The Luv Of Paws (FTLOP) volunteer Brittney Gish, sanctuary mascot two-year-old female named Houla and FTLOP founder Cherie DaLynn, proudly poses with the 4-H Cactus Critters Club members who arrived at the Golden Valley sanctuary Sunday with donations consisting of laundry detergent, paper towels, and dog and cat food.


Photo By Butch Meriwether


    The 30-member  Cactus Critters club, consisting of children ranging from ages five to 19 from the Kingman area,  researched the various local animal shelters and sanctuaries, took a vote amongst its members and decided to donate the 75 pounds of cat food, 180 pounds of dog food and supplies to FTLOP. According its members, they conducted fundraisers and personally donated to purchase the food and supplies.

Another 4-H “Learn Through Service” project the club members participated in this year was making handmade Valentine cards and they delivered them to the residents residing at the Desert Highland Care Center in Kingman.

For further information about the 4-H Cactus Critters, mail them at 101-A Beale Street, Kingman, Ariz., 86401 or call (928) 753-3788, and if interested in donating or volunteering at FTLOP, call Cherie DaLynn at (928) 897-7304.