Shelter pets need love too
Posted on Oct 30, 2012 in News
Every Monday from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m, Student Leadership holds an Ongoing Community Service event at the Greater Birmingham Humane Shelter.
October is known as Adopt a Shelter Pet month. There are three humane societies in Birmingham including the one UAB students volunteer at.
“I really love dogs. That’s really why I volunteer,” said Julia Meyers, coordinator of the event.
Due to lack of space, most humane societies have to put animals down after about a week. A lot of the animals are strays or abused by their previous owners.
“The animals do not get as much individual attention as they would if they belonged to a family, and I feel like by going to the Humane Society we can all give the animals the attention they deserve to get, “ said Taylor Townley.
The students take time out of their week to walk and play with the dogs.
“They need the play time from being in the kennels, and it feels nice to see the animals’ joy to get out and play with others,” said Wood Mattison.
Ongoing Service also does volunteer work with Daniel Payne Middle School, Jessie’s Place, and Christian Mission Service.
Greater Birmingham Humane Society encourages more volunteers to come out and spare their free time and compassion.