Lancer of the Week: Taylor Carbough fundraises for Frederick County Animal Control


Patricia Beachy

Sophomore Erika Moore counts donations.

by Peyton Johnson, Editor

Taylor Carbough completed a fundraiser that gathers blankets, money, towels, and toys for homeless animals at. Frederick County Animal Control, a nonprofit, no-kill, all-volunteer, cat and dog rescue. 

Carbough raised $195 in cash and gift cards. The money will pay for pet supplies and food. She collected several donation boxes full of a variety of supplies such as dog and cat food, pet toys, treats, and pet beds, cleaning supplies, and old towels and blankets. 

“I have not done anything like this before, but I had always wanted to,” said Carbough

FCAC has a goal to prevent cruelty, abuse and neglect of animals in Frederick County by enforcing all state, county and city ordinances. They shelter homeless animals and place them in safe and loving home environments. They also educate the public on all animal issues to foster a more aware and caring community. 

“I decided to do this fundraiser to help support Frederick County Animal Control so that they can continue to rescue and rehome animals in our community,” said Carbough

To advertise, Carbough made donation envelopes for every classroom in the school and made posters to place around the school.

Taylor Carbough shows all the pet supply donations she collected.

“I would tell them to try every possible way you can to get the word out so that you can collect as many donations as possible. Posters, morning announcements, emails, flyers, and the collection envelopes really helped us spread the word about the fundraiser,” Carbough added.

A senior, Carbough has participated in the vet science team for two years and is the Historian for FFA. Mrs. Patricia Beachy suggested that Carbough do a fundraiser for a Student Service Learning (SSL) project. Beachy does this fundraiser annually and guided Carbough in the right direction. 

Beachy said, “The fundraiser serves as an opportunity for my students in my pre-vet class to learn about volunteering and internship options at Frederick county animal control.”

Carbough said, “I would tell someone who was interested in starting a fundraiser to pick an organization that they are really interested in or inspired by.”

Find more about FCAC and the animals they have available for adoption on their website or at their instagram @fredcoanimalshelter.