Davison campus staff and students used their December community service project to help out Genesee County Animal Control, which has been going through some major changes recently. One of the major changes includes moving toward becoming a no-kill shelter.
During the construction that the shelter was undergoing to add more kennels and exercise runs and to remove an incinerator, the animals became distressed. Additionally, the shelter was running beyond its capacity by housing more than 100 animals who were awaiting adoption.
To help the shelter, students, staff, and faculty came together to collect toys, food, leashes, and blankets for the animals in residence at the shelter. Once all the donations were collected, they were presented to the shelter’s staff just a few days before Christmas so the animals were able to have a “present” for the holiday.
Kate O’Malley, lead PHT instructor and program chair, assisted greatly with the coordination the project. She says that the campus intends to make the drive an annual event so that the Ross community can continue to help out the good cause.