A second grade teacher created a writing assignment for her students that is helping local shelter animals find forever homes.

Credit: Richmond Animal Care and Control

Teacher Kensey Jones asked her students at St. Michael’s Episcopal School in Richmond, Virginia, to draw pictures of animals at Richmond Animal Care and Control (RACC) and then write letters from the perspectives of the animals themselves to try and help them get adopted.

“The class was working on persuasive writing, and they wrote pieces as if they were speaking on behalf of the shelter dog trying to get adopted,” Christie Peters, director of RACC, told Fox News.

“I said, ‘That’s the coolest idea … let’s do it!”

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