Bishop Kearney ‘Samaritans’ deliver cheer to strays animals • Brooklyn Paper

Bishop Kearney ‘Samaritans’ deliver cheer to strays animals

Forsaken beasts at Sean Casey Animal Rescue enjoyed a “toyous” holiday season, thanks to good Samaritans at Bishop Kearney High School.

Big-hearted students dropped off several hundred dollars worth of gifts and treats at the Kensington shelter on Dec. 21 — and there was even enough left over for a handsome check presentation.

The merry move heartened shelter workers.

“Wow! We were extremely ecstatic and happy!” said Charles Henderson, director of operations. “That was a really great thing that they did.”

The visitors, who hailed from Kearney’s God’s Earth and Creature Club, petted and played with the animals, and even took some of them for a walk, added Henderson.

Reina Marie Croce, 17, was smitten by the interaction, although parting was sweet sorrow.

“I felt happy and sad because I wanted to take the animals home with me,” said the Bensonhurst senior.

The students and staff were happy to help their four-legged friends, said to Principal Sister Thomasine Stagnitta.

“Everyone can use some Christmas cheer — even dogs and cats!”

Reach reporter Shavana Abruzzo at sabruzzo@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2529.

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