LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Local Jefferson County students are doing their part in giving back by helping an injured dog walk again.
Students at the Phoenix School of Discovery, at Valley High School, decided to focus its service learnig project on animal awareness and treatment.
They will work with a dog named “Cracker Jack”, found in an abandoned apartment malnourished and unable to walk on his own.
“It’s good to know that we’ve actually done something to help out. Otherwise, I don’t know where he’d be now if we didn’t do this stuff,” junior Eric Kerr said.
A rep for the school says they will dedicate the whole month of May to service learning and the dog will be in the school twice a week for rehab.
Cracker Jack will serve as an animal ambassador for the school spending time in the counselor’s office to provide therapy for struggling students in an effort to help open the lines of communication with staff members.