City Of Mayflower Honors Taurine Main Founder of Paws and Claws Pet Rescue

Mayflower Mayor Randy Holland announced late last week that Taurine (Tori) Main, a junior at Mayflower High School is recognized for her volunteer work at the Mayflower Animal Shelter by naming the cat section of the shelter in her honor.  Miss Main was previously named a Mayflower “Outstanding Young Citizen” and is also the 2011 “Outstanding Young Citizen of the Year.”

Miss Main started , a service club at Mayflower High School last year.  The club encourages students to go to the animal shelter to clean cages, feed and water the animals, and socialize them to facilitate the adoption process.  The club organizes fund raisers to pay for veterinary care and spay/neuter of the shelter animals.  This year, the club will mentor younger students in the middle and elementary schools.

She plans to become a veterinarian and start a pet rescue after graduation.  She has not yet decided upon a veterinary school but is a scholar, student athlete, and has done some modeling work as well as spending many hours helping the animals of Mayflower and Faulkner County.  She is living proof that one person can make a difference, and you don’t have to be an adult to save lives. 

Any students who would like to join with Mayflower Paws and Claws or start a similar group in their own town may E-mail [email protected]com.  Adult volunteers are needed, as well, since many of the students do not yet have a drivers license.

Donations to Paws and Claws may be sent to:  Mayflower Animal Clinic, 655 Highway 365, Mayflower, AR 72106.  Please specify that the donation should go to the Paws and Claws Pet Rescue account.