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WAUKESHA (WITI) -- On Sunday, April 27th, HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, welcomed nine members of the Junior Girl Scout Troop 2553 from Horizon Elementary, Pewaukee, as they completed their Bronze Award by installing a special new cat habitat at the shelter.

The new cat habitat very much reflects the Troop members’ personalities: the Princess motif is complete with a kitty castle, throne room and luxury ‘meow motel.’

“The girls were very excited to do a project for HAWS,” noted Troop Leader, Heather Gergen. “They utilized skills learned during their six years in Girls Scouts while gaining many new ones along the way including teamwork, brainstorming, project planning and management, research, budgeting, fundraising, securing material donations, construction, sewing and painting.”

The Troop brainstormed and researched several projects before voting to work with HAWS to refurbish their cat habitat. After a field trip to HAWS, they became familiar with the organization and learned what they could do to help.

"It makes me feel good because I'm helping somebody and I know that I'm doing the right thing," Girl Scout Nedda Besharat said.

As a side benefit, a few of the Troop members’ families even adopted new pets!

Members of Troop 2553 are: Sydney Gergen, Katy Pfeiffer, Emily Thomas, Nedda Besharat, McKenna Kloss, Norah Krause, Stella Pasdera, Caitlin Ziolkowski and Megan Brown.

They are led by Heather Gergen and co-leaders Dawn Pfeiffer and Becky Thomas.

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