The Fort Wayne, Indiana campus of Ross Medical Education Center cares about taking care of their neighbors, even the furry ones! That’s why they decided to host a drive and accept donations throughout the whole month of February for the Allen County SPCA located in Fort Wayne. The staff, faculty, and students in Fort Wayne were enthusiastic about the cause and due to their excitement and generosity were able to collect and donate over 200 items for their furry friends.
The Allen County SPCA has been providing a safe haven for homeless cats and dogs in Northeast Indiana for more than 65 years. They are a limited-intake facility offering an effective and comprehensive adoption program. Each year through their programs, they work hard to place thousands of dogs and cats into forever homes!
“Each month a different team here on campus gets to choose what our community outreach will be and our Career Services office decided to go with the SPCA because they help so many homeless animals in the community and they always struggle to have their needs met since they mainly run on donations,” shared Sarah Colecchi, Financial Aid Student Support Representative at the campus. “We collected dog and cat food, dog and cat toys, and mostly cleaning supplies for the office staff to use!”
The students in the evening Dental Assistant program in Fort Wayne were the class that donated the most items during the drive. Because of this status, they got the honor of delivering the donations to the center to be distributed. “Being able to donate items to a local charity was really cool – it felt like we really helped out,” shared Ashley Linn, a student in the evening Dental Assistant class. “When we delivered the items they even gave us a tour of the facility which was great!”