By Paul Schmitt
A conversation that was centered about getting a family pet has turned into a project that will benefit an entire community. One couple in Algoma has turned the pet discussion into a learning experience for their daughter. Marty and Sara Olejniczak of Algoma told their 16-year old daughter Sadie that she could have a dog if she found a job and got involved in a community project. After contacting the Algoma animal impound and visiting with Cathy Pabich of Friends of Crescent Beach, Sadie found a cause to get behind.
A microchip scanner was needed in the city of Algoma to help identify lost dogs faster than taking the animal to a pet clinic. Sadie established a GoFundMe page for raising money for the scanner and has raised $300 so far towards the $500 goal. A free Leash Manners Clinic is planned for May 19 from 12:30 until 1:30 pm at the Algoma Youth Club with a suggested $5 donation going towards the microchip scanner. Sadie also found a couple jobs too, as a cashier at Craig’s Piggly Wiggly in Algoma and walking dogs.
(Photo submitted: Sadie and “Bandit”)