Jan 21, 2015 | Harrison College
Sam Klemet, Associate Manager of Public Relations
Becky Polston, APR
Indianapolis – Jan. 21, 2015 – Harrison College, a private sector college serving more than 4,000 students worldwide, is donating food and cleaning supplies to show support for Indianapolis Animal Care and Control.
Harrison College is a nationally accredited, career-focused higher education institution which features six schools including veterinary technology.
IACC is the state’s largest animal shelter and took in more than 14,500 animals in 2014.
Students and staff at Harrison’s Northwest Indianapolis campus kicked off a donation drive in December, and over the past month, the campus has collected nearly 300 pounds of pet food and supplies.
“With the majority of our students studying for careers in animal care, we empathize with the challenges Animal Care and Control faces and we were inspired to spring into action,” said Campus President William Finney. ”Our campus wanted to do something to support the staff there and ensure IACC has all the resources needed to provide our city’s animals with the best possible care.”
This Friday, Animal Care and Control Chief Dennis Papenmeier, Deputy Chief of Kennel Operations Amanda Dehoney and others will pick up the donations and also see the work Harrison students are doing as part of a wellness clinic being held on campus throughout the day.
“All of us at IACC are appreciative for the support from Harrison College, including the supplies and equipment that this donation drive has provided,” said Papenmeier. “It is rewarding to have such supportive community anchors like Harrison that are so deeply invested in our mission and are willing to pitch in to help us continue to improve the care of the animals that have been entrusted to us.”
The donations are being given to IACC a day before national Change A Pet’s Life Day which is Saturday, Jan. 24. But, as a way to provide continued aid, Harrison’s Northwest campus will continue the donation drive through February.
Nearly 200 students currently are pursuing degrees in Veterinary Technology and as Veterinary Assistants at the Northwest campus.
About Harrison College
Harrison College is a nationally accredited, career-focused higher education institution serving nearly 4,000 students worldwide. Founded in 1902 as Indiana Business College, Harrison provides a supportive, customized learning environment to students through 13 campuses in Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina and online. Harrison has graduated more than 75,000 students, with associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees and certificates in more than 30 programs across six schools of study: business, criminal justice, health sciences, information technology, veterinary technology and The Chef’s Academy. Harrison is accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a national institutional accrediting body. For more information, visit Harrison.edu or call (888) 544-4422.