By Roxanne Thompson
Wortham science teacher Sunday Crider has found a way to team the energy and ingenuity of teenagers with shelter dogs to train the animals, making them more adoptable.
Crider joined the board of LARAS House, Limestone County’s only no-kill animal shelter, this past summer and is acting as its fundraising chair. Within a short time, she was struck by how long many of the approximately 80 dogs had been there. LARAS House was meant to be a tool to rescue dogs, not a sanctuary, she noted.
“No dog should have been out here five years,” she said. “We can do better than that.”
Many of the dogs that have not been adopted are large, mixed-breed animals with no training, making them less desirable as possible adoptees.
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