Students from Grand Heights listen as Mattie Henson tells the story of how shelter mascot Ricochet came into the Artesia Animal Shelter’s care and how she was nursed back to health. Ricochet survived a serious gunshot wound.   Liana Swarengin - Daily Press

Students from Grand Heights listen as Mattie Henson tells the story of how shelter mascot Ricochet came into the Artesia Animal Shelter’s care and how she was nursed back to health. Ricochet survived a serious gunshot wound. Liana Swarengin – Daily Press

By LIANA SWARENGIN
Daily Press Staff Writer
Grand Heights Early Childhood Center sent kindergartners on a special field trip Tuesday to the Artesia Animal Shelter. Around 353 students were able to make the trip and came in waves throughout the day.
Students at Grand Heights took up donations during the month of March by collecting dog and cat food for the shelter. The students did so well with their fundraiser that Paws and Claws staff wanted to show the children what the food they raised was going toward. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.