Scouts scrub down furry friends for Jax Dog Café

Scouts scrub down furry friends for Jax Dog Café
Front: Addy Spinning, Eleanor McArthur, Agnes Hughes, Julie Barrow, Ellie Digesare, Shelby Robinson, and Alexandra Unger. Back: Leader Emily Garrett, Holly Garrett and Leader Kathleen McArthur
Shelby Robinson, Eleanor McArthur, Emily Garrett and Ellie Digesare give Dutch a bath to raise funds for the Jax Dog Café.

Shelby Robinson, Eleanor McArthur, Emily Garrett and Ellie Digesare give Dutch a bath to raise funds for the Jax Dog Café.

Despite sweltering heat, Girl Scout Troop 1080, based at Ortega United Methodist Church, gave baths to 14 dogs in two hours June 17 to raise $150 for the Jacksonville Dog Café. The seven Scouts were working toward their Bronze Award and Power of Community Badge.

This was the second dog washing event the Troop held for the dog café located behind Tony K’s Barber Shop at 5535 Roosevelt Blvd. At an earlier event in April, the Scouts raised $300 in four hours.

The Jax Dog Café will celebrate its first anniversary throughout the month of July, according to Carolyn Snowden, director of the nonprofit. The celebration will include “Concerts for a Cause” from 5 to 8 p.m. each Saturday in July.

More than 18 dogs have been adopted during the first year as a result of the informal and casual events put on weekly. Snowden said an app is being developed which will allow prospective adopters to see which rescue groups and dogs will be attending the weekly events.

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