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Veterinary Assistant students raise over $3000 for Brockville dog rescue

2015-04-21, 11:54 AM

SLC Veterinary Assistant students worked hard throughout the year to raise a total of $3401.50 for the I Am Alive Dog Rescue, a volunteer organization in Brockville, ON. Students presented Iwona Sobieraj, founder of the organization, with a cheque on April 21, 2015.

I Am Alive Dog Rescue is dedicated to saving abandoned dogs and placing them in loving and caring homes. They are a foster-based rescue and do not have a shelter. They rely mainly on the generosity of the public to open their homes to unwanted and abused animals. The money raised will help to cover some of the costs such as food and veterinary care.

“The students worked together on a number of events, and fundraising projects,” said Elizabeth Spooner, a member of the Veterinary Assistant faculty at SLC. “They really impressed me with their drive and passion.”

Fundraising events included a nail trim event at Pet Valu, chocolate bar sale donated by Donini in Belleville, t-shirts for sale to raise awareness. Students also organized a comedy night with Absolute Comedy, and hosted a movie night at the college. They set up a table at Potter’s Nursery to raise awareness, and hosted a serve night a Boston Pizza, where one of the dogs from I am Alive Dog Rescue found his forever home.


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