About 22 Appling Middle School cheerleaders were on a mission to tidy up and socialize the dogs and cats at the Bartlett Animal Shelter Saturday, July 12.
They cuddled kittens and petted dogs, but the project involved more than simply enjoying the animals. They helped with the shelter’s operations as they walked, brushed and bathed the animals and cleaned their living spaces.
Organizers said the point of the project was simply to give back to the community. For information on adopting animals or supporting the shelter, call (901) 385-6484.