Red Cross Club and SOS Animal Safety Collaboration Event Overview


Priyal Patel, Writer

On Wednesday, March 10th, the Red Cross Club and Students of Service held a collaboration event on Animal Safety. During the meeting, a guest speaker Sandy De Lisle was invited to talk about her experience working at Orphans of the Storm. Orphans of the Storm is an animal shelter located in Riverwoods, IL. Their mission is to provide families for all the animals that have been brought to them. She spoke about the importance of adopting rescue animals and how things function and work at the shelter. Ms. De Lisle also shared about her work with content development for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a non-profit organization working for the prevention of animal cruelty. Before that, she also had experience in spreading awareness about animal cruelty in the United States’ end dogfighting campaign. After that, SOS led everyone in a DIY dog toy-making activity. Everyone brought out their t-shirts to cut up and make into brightly colored and sturdy dog toys while sitting down and showing off their dogs at home. SOS and Red Cross club also decided to open up a pet supply drive where you could send anything from pet toys to blankets. The supply drive drop-off boxes were available at both the O’Plaine and Almond until Friday, March 19th. Go to the SOS Instagram (@sos_warren) and the Red Cross (@wthsredcross) Instagram for more information and pictures.