"It really shows you what a difference one person can make in the world," she said.
"Something like this wouldn't have been possible without the support of the faculty, staff and students here," added Miller. "It just goes to show they have such big hearts."
Carol M. Solari-Ruscoe, secretary of the Elmore SPCA board of directors, said fundraisers like the one undertaken by the middle school show "the commitment and caring that young people have for homeless animals in need."
"We at the Elmore SPCA are so proud of what young people are doing to help the shelter pets. They have taken the initiative, and through their fundraising efforts are helping ensure these dogs and cats will always have food, medical care, and a safe haven while awaiting adoption into loving homes."
Several other initiatives are under way to support the Elmore SPCA in the coming weeks, including one being held in Chazy this Saturday, May 16.
The 12th annual Chazy Key Club "Run for Your Life" charity run/walk will take place at Chazy Central Rural School, 609 Miner Farm Road, Chazy, at 10 a.m. The event will include a 5-kilometer walk, a 5-kilometer run and a 10-kilometer run.
The entry fee is $15, with proceeds to benefit the shelter.
For more information about that fundraiser, call Laurie Parsons, at 846-7135, ext. 510. Event information and registration forms are available on CCRS Web site at www.chazy.org/run.html.
Those interested in making a donation to the Elmore SPCA directly may contact the shelter at 594-3938 or send checks in care of Elmore SPCA to P.O. Box 686, Peru N.Y. 12972.