TES student has heart for dogs

first_img Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 26, 2009 By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories TES student has heart for dogs Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Iron Bowl fans needed The Messenger is looking for Iron Bowl fans that have already made their plans for Friday’s game. Send us your… read more Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are…center_img “I saw all those dogs that needed a home, and I wanted to do something to help them,” the Troy Elementary School second grader said.“I told my mother that I wanted to help raise money for the Pike Animal Shelter. They are trying to raise enough money to build an animal shelter. I thought if I raised some money that would help them get it sooner. I feel sorry for dogs that are on the side of the road. I want them to be safe and find a new home.”The idea struck a chord with Dallas’ mom, Renee, who believes that young people should learn the importance of giving something back to their communities. Maybe it was a happenstance that Dallas Daughtry was riding by Sears the day the dogs were out.Or perhaps it was just meant to be.Either way, Dallas took it from there. Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “Dallas came and asked me if she could have a fundraiser for the animal shelter,” Renee said.“I told her that she could if she did all of the work.”Dallas agreed to do all the work and decided that a bake sale would be her best choice for a fundraiser.“I made a list of all the people in my family that I thought would bake something and all of my friends,” Dallas said. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “I was going to bake something, too. Then, I wrote some of them and asked some of them to bake something for my sale and they said they would.”When Renee heard about the Pike Animal Shelter’s upcoming Fur Fest, she suggested to her daughter that the event would be a good place to hold the bake sale she was planning.“I thought that was a good idea because there would be a lot of people there and there would be dogs there that needed a home and those were the kind of dogs I wanted to help,” Dallas said.The 40 or more people Dallas had asked to bake cakes, cookies and candy for the sale came through with flying colors.On the day of Fur Fest, Nov. 14, Dallas had a variety of baked good and she contributed two monkey breads, two peach cobblers and 12 dozen cookies to the bake sale.“Two of my friends, Regan and Coby Johnson, helped me sell and we all had a good time,” Dallas said. “Some people just gave us a donation and a lot of people bought things. Coby took cookies around to the people and everybody was nice and bought some.”At day’s end, Dallas counted her dimes and dollars and the grand total for her benefit bake sale was $605.“I was excited that we raised so much money for the animal shelter,” Dallas said.“And, I want to thank everybody that helped me and everybody that bought something and everybody that made a donation. And my mama and grandmother for teaching me how to cook so I could do things like this.”Donna Schubert, Pike Animal Shelter’s Society Founders chair, said she was very impressed with Dallas and those who worked with her to make the bake sale such a great success.“Dallas puts her heart and soul into caring for animals,” Schubert said. “Because of her efforts, the animals in Pike County will benefit. And, I was also impressed by the fact that her mother is teaching her, at such an early age, how important it is to give something back to one’s community. Their caring and generosity really touched my heart.” Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Call for ban on ‘painful ‘child restraints in custody

first_img Share Deliberately using pain to control young people in custody should be banned, a report has said.The call to end restraint practices described as painful, comes after 89 young people were surveyed for the Office of the Children’s Commissioner.One girl described restraints as “disgusting” while a boy said it had made him feel “helpless”.The children’s commissioner for England said the views showed the use of restraint differed greatly.Comments made by two of those interviewed were highlighted.The first, a female at a secure training centre said: “I think restraining should only be used in a really difficult situation, instead of just when young girls refuse to go to their room or education, it’s disgusting.”The second, a youth at a young offender institution said: “I said loosen it because I was in so much pain, and they said no, I’m going to use the force.”Dr Maggie Atkinson said: “The views expressed throughout clearly show how the use of restraint differs greatly between institutions, and where used and applied inappropriately can have a profound, lasting and negative impact on young people,members of society, it is important that practices used to improve their behaviour do not result in a negative outcome for their mental health and emotional well-being”The study was carried out by the charity User Voice, which is led by ex-offenders.Their report says: “In order for international standards to be complied with, the use of sanctioned pain to control children must be abolished”.‘Grim personal accounts’ It calls on the Youth Justice Board and Ministry of Justice to ban deliberately painful physical restraints immediately and pointed to standards recommended by the United Nations and European Union.Dr Atkinson said she was “disheartened and concerned” by some of the “grim personal accounts” of some young people.Mark Johnson, the founder of User Voice, said: “I recognise that members of staff in the secure estate can work with some of the country’s most troubled children.”But he added: “Physical force should only ever be used as a measure of last resort and must be done in the safest possible way.”A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: “Restraint is only ever used by staff as a last resort when a young person’s behaviour puts themselves or others at serious risk.“The Independent Review of Restraint, published in December 2008, concluded that, in exceptional circumstances, pain-compliant techniques were necessary in the secure estate for children and young people, to manage serious incidents.“The government has made good progress on implementing recommendations from the review.“To date we have implemented two thirds of the 56 accepted recommendations and continue to work together with the National Offender Management Service and the Youth Justice Board to implement the remaining ones as quickly and fully as possible.”Source: BBC News Share Tweet 18 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share HealthLifestyle Call for ban on ‘painful ‘child restraints in custody by: – March 21, 2011last_img read more