BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University's Veterinary Technology program, in collaboration with the App State Watauga Humane Society (WHS) Club, is soliciting pet supply donations to help local pets. Between November 21 and December 2, donate dog and cat food and cat litter via a campus drop box. For campus drop box locations, visit rri.appstate.edu/vet-tech/pet-food.
Donations benefit the WHS 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 of generous donations from the community to operate.
If you are interested in donating to the Pet Food Pantry, but cannot make it to a drop off location, consider:
Making an online donation directly to the WHS: wataugahumane.org/donate/doogies_hope.
Shopping online and shipping to the WHS: wataugahumane.org/wishlist.
People can also make the WHS their Amazon Smile organization so that a portion of every Amazon purchase they make is donated to the WHS: smile.amazon.com/charity.
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 https://rri.appstate.edu.