CLARK, NJ - What language do dogs and cats speak? Maybe they speak Spanish. “Gatos y perros tienen hambre,” means “Cats and dogs are hungry." The Arthur L. Johnson Spanish Honor Society is sponsoring a pet drive in for the Plainfield Area Humane Society from January 21 through 24. 

The shelter is in need of cat and dog food, blankets, toys, and beds. All items can be brought to room 212 at Arthur L. Johnson High School or left with security with a note for Mrs. Jennifer Welch, the society advisor. 

Each year the Spanish Honor Society selects a charity that they will support. Members of the society voted to support the Plainfield Area Humane Society because society members, Khadijah and Zeke Tosun, have an older sister who works there. 

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“We hope to have the school be more aware of the needs of others (including animals) in our local area,” said Welch, society advisor. 

The Plainfield Area Humane Society was established in 1933 and has been caring for, placing and rehabilitating animals ever since. In addition to taking in strays and homeless pets, the Humane Society holds regular training classes for the community including scout and school groups. 

The society’s income comes from donations, spaying and neutering services, adoption fees and fundraising.  Officers of the Spanish Honor Society look forward to a great response from the school and community. 


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