May 31, 2023

ESK supporting Kyrenia Animal Rescue (KAR)

By Chris Elliott

As an animal lover and supporter of Kyrenia Animal Rescue (KAR), I have had many opportunities in the past to follow their activities and, in particular, those of the KAR Education Team when I have been with them taking photographs and writing about their great work in community  education and animal welfare.

Many of these happy occasions were with children so I was pleased to receive the following from Pam Kennedy as I was unable to be with them on this occasion due to another meeting which clashed with their event.

 By Pam Kennedy

KAR Education Team

Following a visit from the KAR Education Team to The English School of Kyrenia, 20 students and 2 of the teaching staff visited the Rescue Centre on Tuesday 19th March.  They were presented with a plaque thanking them for raising money for new kennels ESK Plaquethat are in the new enclosures in Doggie Avenue 1.  Year 1 students raised 220TL and Year 12 students raised 180 TL.

During the visit students toured the centre and some of the older students took dogs from Doggie Avenue 1 for a walk.  Students also donated food for dogs and cats.  KAR are very grateful for their donations and interest in the work that they do and would like to thank the staff from ESK who arranged the visit to the Rescue Centre.

It's a dog's life and it's great to have so many friends

Year 12 students are currently working in conjunction with the Education Team as part of their CAS programme (Creativity, Action and Service), which is an essential part of the IB Diploma Programme. The Year 12 students raised 180TL through face-painting and selling their handmade cards and bookmarks at the KAR Christmas Bazaar.

Well done to all of you folk at KAR for your great work in trying to look after the best interests of those cats and dogs and for also teaching those adults of the future,  the children, how to care and show love to all animals.

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