As members of a healthcare training school, everyone at Ross is passionate about healthcare. While some have human patients in mind and others are focused on furry ones, the dedication and commitment to great care remains the same. At the Ross Medical Education Center campus in New Baltimore, Michigan, students in the Veterinary Assistant program are not only animal lovers but animal advocates. They have a sincere fondness for all living creatures and are always looking for ways in which to spread their kindness.
Throughout the year, the Ross New Baltimore team is always looking for ways to help out their furry friends. Most recently, they did a campus wide pet supply collection for the Detroit Dog Rescue. This organization’s’ mission is “Rescue, Not Retail.” This facility is Detroit’s first and only no-kill shelter. In addition to acting as a shelter to animals in need, they also try to educate people on the importance of spaying and neutering. Additionally they strive to offer alternatives to euthanasia and assist low income families with pet food and medical resources so that those pets can stay with their families.
Everyone on campus that wanted to contribute was asked to buy or donate any kind of large dog toy, dog bowl, blankets, food, or any kind of treat. Then, the entire student body, staff, and faculty got the opportunity to show off their generosity during the drive. At the end of it all, the New Baltimore Veterinary Assistant class was able to present Detroit Dog Rescue with several boxes of goodies! As one of the students, Natalie Randazzo, explained, “I have a lot of love and compassion for these poor dogs and I really wanted to help them.”
If you are interested in learning more about how you can help, visit the Detroit Dog Rescue website for more information.