Crockett Elementary students recently held a pet food collection. After students learned how to keep their pets safe through lessons provided by the officers from the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter, they ran a campaign to collect food and needed supplies for the shelter. Crockett Elementary students collected over 800 pounds of food. The winning homeroom, Veronica Garcia’s 3rd grade class, won the “Big Dog” award for having the largest contribution of donations. As a reward, their class will get to read with the large stuffed dog for a few weeks. PHOTO BY IRIS CAMPBELL.