As we enter the later half of the 2009 Fall quarter, the ImPRessions Athens Humane Society Account is making positive strides in its first year as an established account. Teaming up with Humane Society Vice President, Shelley Lieberman, our members have been working hard to promote the upcoming Puppy Mill Awareness Week both on campus and in the Athens Community.
We will kick things off on Monday October 26 and Tuesday October 27 with free bundles of animal crackers and fliers containing must-read information regarding puppy mills. At this promotional event, which will take place at College Gate, we will be joined by a few of our four-legged friends from the Humane Society. Promotional T-shirts will also be available for $15 each. Donations will be greatly appreciated, however our main focus is to get the information out to the public!
On Thursday, October 29th, we invite you to Donkey Coffee at 9pm for Open-Mic night as we wrap up Puppy Mill Awareness Week and listen to local music. We are very thankful to everyone at Donkey to be able to partner up and promote our cause with one of our campus’ popular gathering places. Our goal is not only to gain support from our fellow students, but from local names and businesses on and around Ohio University’s campus as well.
Housing a pet in college is a fun idea that most upperclassmen look forward to when they make the switch form dorm life to off campus living. However, what most people may not be aware of is the unfortunate existence of puppy mills and what really goes on in the mass breeding of animals. This will be our account’s first big event and we look forward to maintaining the positive reputation of both our organization and the Athens County Humane Society.
Eamonn Reynolds- Athens County Humane Society Account