Our Neighbor: Trinity High GAP Club

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by CYNTHIA IZAGUIRRE / WFAA-TV

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Posted on November 10, 2009 at 11:29 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 10 at 3:47 PM

EULESS — The Trinity GAP Club is an all-girl community service club at Trinity High School in Euless.

The group's main focus is the Euless Animal Shelter, where many of the dogs would not be alive were it not for their tireless efforts.

The girls visit the shelter weekly to get to know the animals.

"I love just coming out here and walking the dogs, like Henry here," said GAP Club student Alice Church. "We get all different ages. He's probably one of our older dogs. But we get like little toy cup poodles to big labs and pit bulls."

The GAP Club holds fundraisers throughout the year in order to provide spaying and neutering for the animals to help get them adopted. Euless Animal Services says these girls are responsible for adopting 50 percent of the animals that come through the shelter.

"It's really cut down on the euthanasia that we have to do," said shelter spokesman Clyde Cullum. "They find a lot of animals homes that we wouldn't be able to find ... by word of mouth, they do fundraisers, take the animals out..."

Alice says her group has saved more than 50 dogs this year.

"The shelter does what they can," she said. "But when they get full they don't really have a choice, so that's what GAP tries to do, is save as many lives as we can."

Every animal at the Euless Animal Shelter has a story, but one dog is particularly close to the girls' hearts. They said they found her on the school's campus last week, and because the dog is in such good shape they believe she's a runaway.

If you would like more information about how you can adopt a pet or how to make a donation to the Gap Club, contact me at the e-mail address below.

E-mail cizzy@wfaa.com

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