Shelter officials told them they were in need of cat and dog food and chew toys for the dogs.
Students collected food items and old t-shirts that were transformed into the chew toys.
Kim Gerber from the animal shelter visited the students at Lee to show students how to cut the old t-shirts into strips and then braid the strips to make the chew toys.
"I felt good making the chew toys. It was fun because we got to make a donation and make the animals happy too," said second-grader Logan Shank.
"It made me a better citizen because I learned that there are a lot of ways to help our community. I want to help the community more." said classmate Laila Duits.
Fischer said it was a very positive experience for his young students.
"It was great to see the kids grow as successful readers and engaged citizens," said Fischer.