TriBeta hosts pet drive


ABAC students have gathered to help out their four-legged friends. The Beta Beta Beta Society, or TriBeta Society, has created a way to help the Tifton Animal Shelter. The TriBeta Pet Drive began last month to help collect any items that can be donated to the animal shelter and help the animals who can’t find a home.

Since Sept., there have been bins located in King, Conger, Branch and AG Sciences buildings where students can donate various items. Items included old blankets, towels, and sheets to keep the animals warm during the winter. Canned dog and cat food to help the shelter out in feeding those animals were also donated

Dr. Joana Gress, Professor of Biology, came up with the idea of the fundraiser and was impressed with the results.

“When I called the local Tifton animal shelter and they were excited to have us help and gave me a list of needed items,” Gress said, “We have many pet lovers, including me, in our club as well as several aspiring veterinarians and homeless pets can also use community support and donations. The students especially did a great job and designed the flyers and decorated the donation bins and put them around campus.”

This cat is available for adoption at Tift Animal Shelter. Photo courtesy of Tift Animal Shelter

With the passing of Hurricane Michael, it was good timing for TriBeta to arrange this kind of fundraiser.

“I think that usually after a major disaster, shelters see a surge in need as animals get lost or separated from owners or surrounding shelters take in animals from badly affected areas,” Gress said, “I think the donations we are collecting will be helpful.”

The TriBeta Pet Drive will end Friday, Oct. 19. If you have any questions or would like to help, you can contact TriBeta.

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