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Sarasota News Leader November 8, 2013 Page 71 CYD TO HOLD PET FOOD AND SUPPLY DRIVE FOR HUMANE SOCIETY Community Youth Development's STAR students will be holding a pet food and pet supply drive for the Suncoast Humane Society on Saturday, Nov. 9, the organization has announced. Students will be at Pet Supermarket, located at 4270 Bee Ridge Road, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at petco, located at 131 N. Cattlemen Road, from 9 a.m. to noon, a news release says. STAR, which stands for Students Taking Active Roles in Sarasota County, is an intensive 75-hour leadership program designed for high school students, the release notes. "STAR students learn skills such as team building, communication, problem solving and civic engagement," it adds. This session, students identified abused and neglected animals as an important issue in the community and designed a service project to support the Suncoast Humane Society, a nonprofit in Sarasota County that provides shelter for the community's homeless, abandoned and abused animals, the release points out. "Donations of needed items and pet food help offset the cost of caring for thousands of animals each year," said Phillip Snyder, executive director of the Suncoast Humane Society, in the release. Community Youth Development's STAR students will hold a pet food and supply drive on Nov. 9. Photo by Orlovic via Wikimedia Commons

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