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Chartiers Valley Students Construct, Donate Doghouses to Animal Friends

May 31, 2016 01:29PM ● Published by Erica Cebzanov

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Chartiers Valley High School students built and donated two doghouses to Animal Friends in April. The Construction Systems Class students spent two months learning and implementing introductory engineering and design concepts throughout the process. 

Teacher Andrew Poppelreiter said the project’s goals included teaching construction fundamentals and teamwork skills. “Through the donation of the doghouses, they can also see how their work makes a positive impact on others,” he explained.

Using a laser-engraving machine, the students carved their signatures into bone-shaped plaques and mounted them onto the houses. 

Animal Friends’ Humane Investigations Department will distribute the houses to families with outdoor dogs. “While Animal Friends always encourages pet owners to allow their pets to live indoors, we recognize that some dogs are housed outside,” said Lauren Rimkus, director of outreach and therapeutic services. “We want to ensure that all pets have a suitable shelter and these beautiful houses are fit for a canine king or queen!”

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