Contact: Sammie Parks
Phone: (570) 573-2861
BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY – On Monday, April 10 from noon to 4 P.M. The Students Saving Sheltered Animals (SSSA), BUnow and The Pet Therapy organizations are teaming up to host the “Paws for a Cause” event.
The event will be held on the Academic Quad and the patio of the Student Services Center, to raise money for shelter animals and create awareness of the SSSA and Pet Therapy organizations.
Students who attend will get to meet shelter dogs available for adoption and rescued pet therapy dogs. The event will feature other activities, like a kissing booth that features dogs instead of people and anyone can have their photo taken while getting a kiss from the dogs. There will also be student representatives from SSSA who will be able to answer questions for those more interested in adoption.
The Pet Therapy group that comes to campus throughout the year will also be in attendance to show their support for shelter animals. The Pet Therapy representatives are proud to be bringing dogs that have been rescued from shelters and are now serving students and members of the community.
There will be a bake sale fundraiser held by members of Greek life benefiting the Bloomsburg Animal Resource Center and the Danville SPCA’s. The SSSA will be selling t-shirts and donation boxes will also be available.
Members of Greek life that attend the event can bring a baked good to contribute to the bake sale for one community service hour. They will also be eligible for three service hours for donating a minimum of five dollars in donations or dog products. There will be a sign-in sheet for those participating.
Students of Dr. Ganahl’s Publicity & PR class have created this event with funding generously provided by the Mass Communications department.
The dogs will be brought in from the Pennsylvania SPCA in Danville, which works with the student-run organization to promote adoption from shelters. Members of the SSSA work with the shelter regularly to participate in volunteer work and raising donations.
Students who want to join the SSSA or learn more about their efforts are encouraged to visit the SSSA Husky Sync portal https://orgsync.com/121429/chapter.