Veterinary Technology Program Holds Pet Food Drive January 29 through February 9

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University's Veterinary Technology program is soliciting pet supply donations to help local pets during their second pet food drive. Between January 29 and February 9, donate dog and cat food and cat litter via a campus drop box. For campus drop box locations, visit

Donations benefit the Watauga Humane Society's Pet Food Pantry, a resource for community pet owners. The pantry supplies food once a month to eligible recipients who have provided proof that their pet is spayed or neutered. The pantry relies on generous donations from the community to operate.

For those interested in donating to the Pet Food Pantry but unable to make it to a drop off location, consider:


About the Department of Rural Resilience and Innovation
Appalachian State University’s Department of Rural Resilience and Innovation is one of 17 academic departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and serves as a hub for App State faculty, staff and students working on scholarship, teaching and service with rural community partners. The department, which launched in summer 2021, is home to App State’s online, four-year Bachelor of Science in veterinary technology degree and offers seed grants to fund research or service-learning class collaborations that address challenges faced by rural American communities. Learn more at

Veterinary Technology at Appalachian State University
Published: Jan 22, 2024 12:30pm