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Harvey Senior High School students provide stimulus for incoming dogs in care following partnership with BAARC

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Sean Van Der WielenHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Harvey SHS principal David Gault, students from the school's Lower School Engagement Program, along with BARRC representative Lynda Armstrong with Bindi.
Camera IconHarvey SHS principal David Gault, students from the school's Lower School Engagement Program, along with BARRC representative Lynda Armstrong with Bindi. Credit: Department of Education/Supplied

There will be more comfort for some of the region’s most unfortunate animals with a local school chipping in to make toys.

Students from Harvey Senior High School’s Lower School Engagement Program have made snuffle balls, which have been donated to Bunbury Animal Rescue Rehome Care for use with high-anxiety dogs coming into their care.

The balls, made up of 1000 circles of polar fleece, have treats placed within the ruffles for the dogs to find. The balls are designed to provide stimulation for the canines to take their minds off their situation.

Lower School Engagement Program teacher Litza Reed said she was always looking for community project to engage students in.

“I wanted an empathy based project and as our students care very much about their animals, I heard about BARRC and contacted them to see if there was something we could do,” she said.

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“It took students approximately two and a half weeks to make 30 snuffle balls.”

Ms Reed said the students were hoping the balls would help the dogs with anxiety relief.

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