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Liberty High School and MCM Business Systems Help Local Animals with 'Pound for Pound' Campaign

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SHINNSTON -

During the holidays a lot of people donate to soup kitchens, food pantries, and other places to help the needy but one thing you might not think of is that animals need help too.

Liberty High School is doing just that with its "pound for pound" campaign.

"The pound for pound campaign is to challenge other schools, the community, and other places to go out and lend a hand to the animals in their community," said Angela Benedum, the president of the Liberty High School Jr. Humane Society.

The group has teamed up with MCM Business Systems to gather items on the Harrison County Humane Society's Christmas wish list.

There are drop off locations throughout the area, including at MCM Business Systems and the Harrison County Humane Society.

The humane society has all types of items on its wish list.

"We need food. We use Purina brand of dog chow, puppy chow, cat chow, and kitten chow. We always need cat litter, toys of all sizes, and collars and leashes," explained Amanda Gaarenstroom, with the Harrison County Humane Society.

Cleaning supplies, blankets, and grooming tools are also needed.

The campaign will run through December 24.

At the end of the campaign, MCM Business Systems will match all of the goods donated.

Gaarenstroom said donations are always needed.

"We're donation based, and we're non-profit so what we get in donations is what we use," Gaarenstroom said.

Benedum said she hopes that a lot of items are collected to help a group that needs the support.

"Some of us have been over there and they really need as much help as possible, and during the holiday season those animals want someone to come home to also. It's important to try and help," said Benedum.

For a list of items needed visit the Harrison County Humane Society's website here.

The drop off locations for the items are: MCM Business Systems, Dr. David Williams office at Harrison Central Veterinary Hospital, the Harrison County Humane Society Shelter, and the Harrison County Humane Society thrift store.