Bishop Adventist Christian School students worked hard selling holiday wreaths and See’s Candy for their winter fundraiser. It was a grand success. With the response from many friends, relatives, and community members, students were excited to see that their school was able to raise $5,000!
Each year students choose a charity to receive 10% of the profits of the event. This year the students voted for a local organization, Inyo County Animal Services, to be the beneficiary. Officer Richardson, a member of the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department, came to a chapel program at the school to accept the $500 donation, which will go toward their new isolation facility at the shelter.
As a special surprise for the students, Officer Richardson brought along Deputy Noonan with his K-9 partner, Fight. Fight is a 6-year-old German Shepherd who came from Germany to the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department at the age of 2. Deputy Noonan thanked the students for the donation because Fight also benefits: he gets his regular baths at the shelter, as well as boarding there when necessary.
Deputy Noonan then demonstrated how Fight responds to several commands, which were in German. Fight was a very good listener and very obedient! Fight recently received a new bullet-proof vest that he wears every day when he goes to work. The students asked many questions and learned a lot about K-9 service members. A real treat was being able to pet Fight before he left.
Law enforcement friends offer communities a lot to be thankful for. They work hard to keep residents, businesses, and public areas safe. Additionally, they provide local Animal Services that protect and help sweet animal friends. Thank you, Officer Richardson, Deputy Noonan, and Fight for coming to share at the Bishop Adventist Christian school.
By Carmen Slavens