Animal Welfare Holds First Dog Adoption Event

Animal Welfare Holds First Dog Adoption Event

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Andrea Barron
August 14, 2013

Animal Welfare students organized TWC’s first Dog Adoption event, held at the Residential and Academic Facility (RAF) at NoMa, on July 27th. The event was co-sponsored by Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, which rescues dogs mostly from “high-kill” shelters in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The dogs are then transported to the Washington, D.C. area, so Lucky Dog can find them foster and permanent homes.


TWC students participating in the Animal Welfare civic engagement project designed and distributed flyers promoting the event in the NoMa area, as well as the Residential Facility at Solaire in Silver Spring, Maryland. They raised over $110 for Lucky Dog in a bake sale, collected dog food and toys for the organization, and even sold Lucky Dog T-Shirts online. One of the best parts: three families who visited the event found dogs they plan to adopt!


“Lucky Dog was so impressed by the students’ commitment and TWC facilities that they want to hold two Dog Adoption events in the fall with the Animal Welfare Project,” said Kathleen Regan, TWC Civic Engagement Leader, who worked with students organizing the event.


Students in the Animal Welfare Project also participated in workshops to eliminate puppy mills, stop the reopening of horse slaughter plants in the U.S., and end the practice of dissecting and experimenting with animals in classrooms. The workshops were led by the Humane Society of the United States, the largest animal advocacy group in the U.S., and the Humane Society University, whose mission is to promote “...a more humane world for people and animals through education of students and advancement of knowledge in areas related to animal protection and animal welfare.”


[View photos of the event on our Flickr channel]

[Learn more about TWC's civic engagement project]

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