Paw Pals volunteers enjoy going to the shelter, not just to help out, but as a great way to get off campus and get to interact with some animals who could really use the attention. For students missing their pets at home, this is the perfect combination of fun and public service. The flexibility of the program also adds to its appeal, because students can go whenever they like, for as long as they like. With the newly set up carpool system we are hoping to facilitate more trips to the shelter as well as fostering better communication and friendship between volunteers in the program.
Enthusiastic Paw Pals volunteer Allison Polchinski '13 throws a ball for loveable Pitbull Terrier "Jackson" while helping out at the Waterville Humane Society

Enthusiastic Paw Pals volunteer Allison Polchinski ’13 throws a ball for loveable Pitbull Terrier “Jackson” while helping out at the Waterville Humane Society