Released - October 13, 2009
Eureka College students to collect donations to benefit animal shelter
EC freshmen seminar class
Students in a Eureka College freshmen seminar class will collect supplies and cash donations for the Tazewell Animal Protection Society in Pekin through October.
Supplies that are needed include Science Diet, Purina One and Nutro cat and dog food; dog biscuits; food for guinea pigs, rabbits, hamster and gerbils; bird seed; towels; rugs; pet toys; tearless pet shampoo; clay cat litter; collars; leashes; pet brushes and combs; yarn; laundry detergent; dish soap; paper towels; bleach; glass cleaner; toilet bowl cleaner; copy paper; postage stamps; AA batteries; and plastic totes.
Donation bins are located at Melick Library, the Burgoo in the Cerf Center, Burgess Memorial Hall, Ben Major lounge and the Learning Center.
TAPS is a no-kill shelter and animal adoption center that provides a home for dogs and cats until permanent homes are found.
The students chose the project in part to recognize October as the American Humane Association’s adopt-a-dog month and the Oct. 29 national cat day. Each of the college’s 10 freshmen seminar classes is required to complete a service project, according to Director of Applied Learning Shari Rich. The goal of the seminar is to help students make a successful transition to all aspects of their educational experience at Eureka College, Rich said.
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