Find a Friend at AUM offers many ways to help our furry friends
Make a difference in a pet’s life at Auburn University at Montgomery’s 10th annual Find a Friend at AUM pet adopt-a-thon on Sept. 29, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in front of Moore Hall on the AUM campus.
Cats and dogs from various rescue shelters from across the state will bring pets of all breeds, ages and sizes that are in need of a new place to call home. If adoption isn’t an option at this time, make a difference by donating much-needed supplies to the participating shelters. These items include:
- Dry or canned food, particularly kitten and puppy chow
- Cat litter, non-clumping
- Pet treats
- Peanut butter
- Cleaning supplies
- Dawn dish soap for killing fleas
- Used but clean linens, including towels, sheets and blankets
Interested in donating your time? Volunteers are highly sought after to help at the event. Duties include setting up and breaking down the event, walking dogs, and filling pet water dishes.
Students in the university’s Nonprofit Leadership Alliance program, which trains and certifies future nonprofit managers, established the AUM Pet Adopt-a-Thon in 2002. By organizing and operating service projects like the pet adopt-a-thon, students gain the broad skill set needed to lead nonprofit organizations. In 2011, the AUM program was recognized as the nation’s top training ground for nonprofit leaders by the national chapter of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.
For more information on the adopt-a-thon, contact Tink Lucy-Bouler at 334-244-3350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 17, 2012