Cute canines come to campus
By: Kristen Lotze
Louisville is considered one of the most “dog-friendly” cities in the country. U of L seems to have its fair share of dog lovers as well. This was proven at the Engage Lead Serve Board’s Animal Welfare Committee event, “Make A Difference Night,” which took place on October 15. The event, benefiting the local Animal House Adoption Center, had a much better turnout than the organization expected, attracting quite a crowd.
Students lined up outside of Stickler 105 with promises of free food and the opportunity to mingle with adoptable pooches for an hour. In exchange, students who attended also received an hour of service credit–as if one would need more motivation than food and puppies. Volunteers did have to perform a little manual labor: making bandanas for dogs to wear at adoption fairs. Most students assembled these while waiting in line for the main event.
The stars of the show were a Rottweiler mix named Nina, a schnauzer puppy named Moe, and Taco Bell, an aptly named Chihuahua. The pups seemed more than happy with the attention showered on them by students, and snagging the occasional bits of food “accidentally” falling on the floor.
This event was a great opportunity not only for students to get some community service credit, but also to sign up for future service events for animal welfare. And, of course, helping adoptable dogs look adorable for future adoption fairs. If you missed the event, fear not. The Animal Welfare Committee announced that they will be hosting more events this semester so you still have a chance to get some service hours and help animals. More information about this and other committees can be found on Engage Lead Serve website: http://engageleadserve.org/.