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Globe Students Spruce Up Animal Homes

Student volunteer cleaning an animal crate.

Student volunteer cleaning an animal crate.

Just like humans, animals appreciate a clean living environment. To spruce up the animal homes at the Vernon County Animal Shelter, Globe Veterinary Technician students lent a paw (or hand) to help the shelter with spring cleaning!

The student volunteers are members of SCNAVTA, the Student Chapter of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. Abiding by the group’s motto of “Giving Back” and “Helping Animals in Need” the students contacted local animal shelters to volunteer to thank them for housing and caring for stray and lost pets. In addition, the they are building bonds with the shelters that bring in animals to Globe for students to practice providing hands-on care.

Sprucing up the cat quarters.

Sprucing up the cat quarters.

At the shelter, the volunteers organized storage closets and the garage, cleaned dog and cat housing areas, fit blankets to cages, and washed and disinfected 50 animal crates!

Amy Stinson, Veterinary Technician Instructor, volunteered along with the students. “Volunteering was a great bonding experience among fellow members and with community volunteers outside of Globe University. It was also very satisfying work!”

Continuing the great work in the community, students will be volunteering again with the La Crescent Animal shelter this weekend.

Are you interested in learning more about how you can become a member of SCNAVTA? Contact Tracy Krueger, Veterinary Technician Program Chair. If you’d like ideas about volunteering, contact Brady Lowe, Globe Communication and Community Relations. Both Tracy and Brady are happy to assist you!

Student volunteers standing in front of several of the crates they cleaned!

Student volunteers standing in front of several of the crates they cleaned!