CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - The Jackson, Missouri R-2 School Cross Country team is running with shelter dogs at the Humane Society for a good cause.
The students ran with the dogs on Friday, August 2 at the Osage Trail.
Coach Jenn Lipe came up with the idea after reading an article about students doing this in other states, according to the school district.
The coach worked with Jennifer Sokolowski from the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri.
“I love to see them in this light," said Lipe. "I get to see them in practices and at meets, but to get to see them volunteer and serve it’s wonderful.”
“It’s makes my heart so warm, all the community service there getting and seeing how they can bond with the animals, it’s very heartwarming," said Sokolowski.
The purpose is to help the shelter dogs relieve energy, to make them more adoptable, and give the students a workout as well.
The team will continue to run with the dogs as their schedule allows.