Animal Protection Club makes a loud bark on campus


Photo courtesy of APC

Photo courtesy of APC

Lexi Gass, News Editor

Among the many posters hung up all around campus, many have noticed one that features man’s best friend on it, the poster for the Puppy Blanket drive.

The Puppy Blanket Drive is a charity donation set up by the Animal Protection club, or the APC club, to get blankets to dogs in need. Donations will be going to the Maricopa County Shelter, a kill shelter in the valley.

“The Maricopa county shelter is a kill shelter,” said Andrea Savu, senior, and one of the presidents of the APC club. “They’re not really good at keeping their animals comfortable during their stay, so we’re going to give a lot of our donations to them so that they can provide blankets for the animals that need them.”

The drive was set up so students and staff could donate blankets to animals in need.

“Any blankets, towels, linens, anything of that sort, we asked that classes donated,” Savu said. “The classes that had the most donations would have a donut party.”

The drive was relatively successful, bringing in many blankets for the animals in need.

“When you look at the amount of blankets we got, it was pretty successful,” said Limya Mathew, senior, and one of the presidents of the APC club. “There were so many bags of blankets, it couldn’t even fit in my car, which is good.”

APC club is a new group on campus that aims to help pets and animals in need. Their goal is to not only help local animals, but make a difference in the community.

“We’re basically just trying to be visible in the community,” Mathew said. “Right now on twitter, everyone is obsessed with animals, so we were really surprised that there wasn’t a club on campus about that, so we decided to do something about it.”

The Puppy Blanket drive started on September 29, and ended on Oct. 6., though they are still accepting donations.

“We’re still collecting donations, even though it’s technically already ended,” Savu said. “We just want to make sure that we hit each classroom because it’s important that we get as much as we can so that we can give them to the shelters.”

The APC club will continue to help make lives better for the as many animals as they can for the rest of the year.

“We’re going to be doing campaigns every month targeting a certain animal group that is endangered in the world,” Savu said. “That’s going to be starting as soon as next month.”