Perry Pathfinders 4-H donate to Raccoon River Pet Rescue

Perry Pathfinders 4-H members, from left, Hannah Sucher, Dyson Deardorff, Lily Hollingsworth, Boomer Deardorff, Aleah Karolus and Austin Sucher, donate $200 in pet supplies Sunday to the Raccoon River Pet Rescue in Perry.

The $200 in donated pet supplies from the Perry Pathfinders 4-H club were delivered Sunday by, from row from left, Hannah Sucher, Dyson Deardorff and Austin Sucher; back row from left, Pathfinders Leader Kendra Woehl, Boomer Deardorff, Aleah Karolus, Lily Hollingsworth, Jen Hollingsworth, Nikki Deardorff, Cathie Sucher and Jaylene Karolus.

The Perry Pathfinders 4-H club delivered a donation Sunday of some $200 in pet supplies to the Raccoon River Pet Rescue in Perry.

The service project was the idea of Lily Hollingsworth, who suggested the club use its treasury funds to purchase and donate the supplies, and the membership approved the idea. The funds came from previous fundraisers the club has done over the last few years.

Hollingsworth said some of the pet blankets were handmade by club members, and a cat tower will be delivered once it arrives from Amazon.

The Perry Pathfinders 4-H members taking part in Sunday’s drop off were Hollingsworth, Hannah Sucher, Dyson Deardorff, Boomer Deardorff, Aleah Karolus and Austin Sucher.

Janelle Repp, Raccoon River Pet Rescue board member and tireless volunteer, said the spring kitten season has begun, so the rescue’s need for canned kitten and cat food and high-quality dry cat food is growing.

“This is just so appreciated,” Repp said to the 4-H kids. “I just can’t say it enough. Especially the disposable things, like the cat litter and paper towels and Pine Sol, which we use every single day.”


  1. Great article. Thank you so much, Jim, for supporting our community pet shelter. All of us at Raccoon River Pet Shelter appreciate you so much.


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