Sumrall students team with Habitat to build dog houses

Published: Nov. 4, 2014 at 8:13 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 4, 2014 at 8:23 PM CST
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SUMRALL, MS (WDAM) - Students from Sumrall High School joined forces with Hattiesburg Habitat fo Humanity to build dog houses Tuesday.

It's part of a joint venture between Habitat and the Southern Pines Animal Shelter to get dog houses to owners whose dogs otherwise would not have shelter. More than 60 students from the Visual Arts Classes at the school spent the day getting instruction from Habitat on how to build the houses and then putting them together. All the materials to build the dog houses were purchased by the school.

"I've always loved to have my students involved in things outside of the classroom that have relevance to them," said Patricia Wolf, Visual Arts teacher. "It could be community service or with other classrooms, or other schools."

It turned out to be a wonderful project and it's impacted Habitat in a huge way," said Laine Burnett, volunteer manager. "It's also helping Southern Pines and the City of Hattiesburg and the kids are learning from it."

The dog houses will be presented to Southern Pines at a pep rally at the school on Friday, Nov. 14.

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