Chaney JROTC students give back to some new 4-legged friends


Youngstown City Schools Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps students had no bones about helping with hounds at Animal Charity Humane Society, 525 W. Main St., Wednesday afternoon.

“We’re just helping out by taking dogs on walks or washing dishes,” explained JROTC student Jade Frazier about Chaney High School’s JROTC service-learning project.

Several students cuddled, ran with and played with current Animal Charity residents for nearly two hours. They took turns washing out dog dishes and filling dog toys with peanut butter, as well.

Jade said she simply asked Animal Charity if her JROTC class could volunteer as part of a service-learning project, and Animal Charity welcomed students with open arms and excited, four-legged furry friends.

“It’s a great experience for them to come and help out and give back to the community,” said Jessica MacMurchy, Animal Charity Humane Society humane agent.

And the students enjoyed it.

Read more about the project in Thursday's Vindicator or on

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