During the month of February, the staff, faculty, and students of Ross Medical Education Center in Brighton, Michigan hosted a drive to benefit the local Humane Society. Throughout the entire month, the whole campus worked together to help their furry friends by bringing in donations for the Humane Society in Livingston County. Although there is need in a variety of locations, the majority of the staff, faculty, and students live and work within Livingston County, so it was decided that donations would be collected to serve the local chapter of the Humane Society.
Sometimes it’s difficult to find a cause that everyone is passionate about. Typically at the Brighton campus, that’s not an issue, especially when it involves helping their neighbors, even their four-legged neighbors! Most of the staff, faculty, and students are animal lovers and have pets of their own, so this was a charity with which they could all relate. To encourage giving, students brought in pictures of their own pets and Deb Carey, instructor in the Brighton Dental Assistant program, actually brought her dog, Kegger, to the campus to pose for a picture. Needless to say, he was a good boy and left all the treats and toys for his fellow canine friends at the Humane Society to enjoy.
During the drive, a large variety of items were donated. Some of the items collected ranged from large bags of dry food and kitty litter to canned food, tons of treats and toys, laundry soap and even gently used scrub pants. “Our students and staff have been generous in contributing to this cause that is dear to their hearts,” Deb Carey said. February was National Pet Dental Health Month for the Livingston County Humane Society so it was decided the Dental Assistant students would pose in the picture and deliver the goods to the shelter located at 2464 Dorr Road, Howell, Michigan. Dental screenings were offered at a reduced rate during the month of February at the shelter. So check your local Humane Society for information on discounts and information on a regular basis to help our four-legged friends!