advertisement

ZooToo Girls

March 13, 2009 | 8:11 p.m. CDT
Thirteen-year-olds Libby Burks, left, and Amanda Huhman hold Human Society dogs Lola and Lilly at the Central Missouri Humane Society's Zootoo celebration on Friday. Libby and Amanda discovered the Zootoo Web site in January and entered to win a Shelter Makeover for the Humane Society. Starting from 859th place with 9 members and 50 points, they sent chain letters, posted media and promoted the cause at school to improve their standings. Today there are 9,000 members involved, and the girls have generated more than 1 million points, enough to advance the Central Missouri Humane Society to the next phase of the Shelter Makeover competition.

RELATED STORIES: Columbia animal shelter celebrates No. 1 rank in Zootoo makeover contest

advertisements