Monday, December 8, 2014

Doggone good day for recent campus visitor

Baby Girl, a 2-year-old boxer mix, recently visited campus, along with her friends from the Ross County Humane Society.

“We were invited to OU-C as part of our outreach effort to try to get the word out to the community about the animals we have available for adoption as well as volunteer opportunities,” said Janie Rhoads, executive director of the local humane society.

The college visit was part of the humane society’s comprehensive approach to finding homes for its residents.  “We want to generate excitement about our animals to help find potential homes, and college students are a natural when it comes to creating this type of buzz,” Rhoads said.

The local shelter is looking for individuals interested in providing permanent or temporary foster homes, as well as volunteers to help with operations. There are opportunities to become involved with animal care such as walking dogs or to help in other areas, such as community outreach and publicity.

Individuals can help spread the word by ‘liking’ the organization’s Facebook page. More information is available on its web site:

The human society recently marked the one-year anniversary of not euthanizing any animals because of space limitations, and it looks to extend that mark. Further, a donation container will be available in the Bennett Hall lobby for those wishing to support the human society.

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