Pre-Vet Club collects blankets, assists animals seeking shelter from Irma

(photo courtesy of Carly Griffin)

From Oct. 23 to Oct. 27 the University of North Georgia’s Pre-Vet Club held a blanket drive on the Gainesville campus to help animals displaced by Hurricane Irma.

Members of the UNG community helped out by placing new or gently used blankets in the designated bins around campus.

The Pre-Vet club collected and delivered 33 blankets and towels to the Best Friends Animal Society in Atlanta for further distribution. Best Friends in Atlanta will send many of the donations to their location in Texas.

A volunteer packs up donated blankets (photo courtesy of Carly Griffin)

Audrey Enloe, an officer with the Pre-Vet club, has been in charge of communicating with the Best Friends organization and other organizations that will receive donations from this drive.

“We decided to focus on shelters that may be struggling from rescuing dogs, cats or any animals that were affected by [Irma],” said Enloe.

“This is a good way to start up our club, get our name out there and help the community as well,” said club president Carly Griffin.

Members of the Pre-Vet Club (photo courtesy of Carly Griffin)

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