An Act of Kindness

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DE PERE, Wis- (WBAY) Students at Syble Hopp school in De Pere welcomed a special four-legged visitor today.

Just a few months after being rescued from living outside in the winter cold, and near death, 3-year old Moola is all wags and kisses.

To celebrate the school's Act of Kindness month in February, students embarked on a mission.

"We wanted to do something nice for somebody else and thought this would be a great job that our kids could do," says teacher Megan Fry.

Students decided they wanted to raise money for the Keshena Animal Help and Rescue Group, which saved Moola.

"They make the dog treats, roll out the dough, cut the dough, practice their kitchen skills and bake the dough and then they actually piece work the bones and bag it and then eventually go to sell it for $1 a bag," says Fry.

Thanks to the students efforts, the volunteer rescue group, which also provides dog houses, veterinary care and food delivery, received a check today for $157.

"This is a very small rescue with a very large area, so any people that are willing to donate time, resources, is very valuable," says rescue volunteer Sheryl Jacobs.

For students with intellectual or other developmental disabilities, the fundraiser was a valuable experience.

"Things we work on here at Syble Hopp are functional academics, community living, independent living and with the kitchen skills, the money and the social skills they're getting, lots of goal met," says Fry.

And Moola made sure to say thank you, over and over again.

"They were in love this morning with this dog, so I think it really shows that we did something for a good reason to help a great organization," says Fry.

Moola is still available for adoption, to the right home. Sheryl Jacobs would like to hear from you if you're interested at 920-544-1141.