Hannah Bley earned her Girl Scout Silver award by completing a building project for the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office animal rescue/control center. Along with her sponsors, she designed and built a large feline cage that had two adjoining but separately built cages — one for females, another for males.
She identified this need after visiting the animal rescue/control center. There was a feline cage already present, but it didn’t have a separation for the sexes. This situation had the potential for additional breeding grounds.
Her late grandfather, Leo Wolk, was supposed to help her with construction, but he was unable due to illness.
Her uncle, Keith Wolk, stepped in and provided hours of guidance, the space in his shop in which to build and patience with teaching Bley how to build this structure she envisioned.
Her sponsors included Keith and Amanda Wolk, Sandy and Leo Wolk, Raymond and Denise Wolk, Shannon and Stephanie Sulser, and parents Steve and Amanda Bley. Hannah Bley is a Senior Girl Scout in Troop 2624. She spent more than 30 hours on her “cat house” project. (Submitted photos and information)