A fur-ever home

May 2, 2017

With a leap and a small bound, a black Labrador pup ran clumsily toward any college student that came toward it hoping it will find it’s forever home.



Keyla Young, adoption superviser, at the VV campus.



On April 26, the Animal Rescue Community College club hosted Pet Adoption Day at the Valle Verde campus. 

“We were able to find homes for all eight dogs Animal Services brought,” said Barbara Williams, club advisor for the Animal Rescue Community College club said. 

This was the third time the ARCC club hosted the event.


Students that were interested in adopting a pet had to be 21 years old. Donations, such as cash, nursing bottles, formula, blankets and toys were encouraged.

Williams said she has been hosting this event only at the main campus but would like to expand to other campuses with the support of other faculty members. 

Williams said their last event allowed them to donate $500 to the Humane Society of El Paso and to Dames for Dogs. 

“People were very generous, and we were able to fill most of the van with items,” she said. 

Williams said monetary donations the club receives are donated to no-kill shelters to help animals in need to provide services such as neutering and spaying, vaccinations, etc. 

Brenda Diaz, president of the ARCC, said it is nice to help get the dogs adopted. 

After a pet is adopted out, supervisor Kyla Young supervises the animals and insures they are healthy and in good care. 

She is responsible for obtaining the adopters information and making sure that every dog that’s adopted has its vaccines and microchip. 

The club’s next Pet Adoption Day will be hosted in the Fall 2017.


For more information on volunteering or donations contact Williams at (915) 831-3381 or at bwillia9@epcc.edu. 


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