Holley 6th grader collects many donations for county animal shelter

Posted 20 November 2020 at 9:08 am

Provided photo: Josmar Hernandez (second from left), is pictured with his teacher Crystal Gurney, Weson, Animal Control Officer Airel Ambrose, and Undersheriff Mike Mele.

Press Release, Orleans County Sheriff’s Office

HOLLEY – The Orleans County Sheriff’s Animal shelter received a large donation from a Holley Elementary student.

Josmar Hernandez, a sixth-grader, has been collecting donations for the past three weeks from staff and students in Holley to give to the Orleans County Animal Shelter.

Josmar’s love for animals, especially dogs, prompted him to start collecting items that the shelter could use. Over 300 items including dog and cat food, toys, bedding, and cat litter are just some of the items that were collected.

Josmar wanted to come to the shelter to visit the animals but due to Covid-19 that currently isn’t allowed.

Undersheriff Michael Mele and Animal Control Officer Airel Ambrose along with friendly dog Weson visited Josmar at the school.

All items donated will be used at the shelter to make the animals have a happy stay while they are waiting to be adopted to a loving family.