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Albemarle Students Build, Distribute Free Doghouses

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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va (WVIR) -

Some students in Albemarle County want to make sure no animal is left out in the cold at night.

At Walton Middle School, career tech teacher Jon Barber is partnering with the nonprofit HOWS (Houses of Wood and Straw) to provide wooden houses for needy animals. The students build the structures in class and then they're distributed free to people who can't afford them otherwise.

"Especially with as cold as it's been it means so much more to know that you're going to be sending this to somebody and saving a dog from the weather, from the cold, from the rain,” Barber said.

Barber says the houses sit off the ground so they don't lose heat through the floors.

He says this is the first year they have built the houses, but he expects the program to grow and even spread to other schools.

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