Let’s put an end to
homeless animals! SPAY AND NEUTER PETS!
Meet the wonderful IBE STUDENTS WHO HELPED THE ANIMALS OF OUR SHELTER, IN SO MANY WAYS IN 2014!
The IBE Business Students of UCM are comprised of students who gain real world experience by selecting a product to sale and donate the profits to a charity they have selected. Each semester these students (often Juniors and Seniors) select a product to sale to the public (local and via internet) and promote their charity organization; they build a brand campaign to market the product and the charity using various methodologies in business industry. The students are given a line of credit by Equity Bank to purchase their product and then must repay the amount before the semester ends. In addition to selling the product to raise funds for the charity they also perform various fundraisers and give hours to or at the charity.
The fall of 2014 we were so thrilled to finally be chosen as their charity. Not only did the students raise over $4600 through selling their "FROSTY PAWS COOLER" and donate to our shelter but they held various events in the community to bring awareness of our organization such as a "Meet and Greet" where people got to meet many of our adoptable dogs and a Pictures with Santa fundraising event that gave the public the chance to have their pets pictures taken with Santa Claus by our very own wonderful volunteer Professional Photographer Olivia Lunceford of Exceptional Expressions Photography. In addition they brought lots of needed items to our shelter they acquired such as blankets, towels, laundry soap, etc. "Not that the money is not greatly appreciated and it truly will make a big impact for our shelter and our community outreach programs; but I absolutely am thrilled beyond words at the hard hands on project they did at our shelter for our dogs - our new dog play area. This area will allow for playing with dogs, to help socialize dogs, to socialize dogs with other dogs, dog training and allow potential adopters with dogs to bring their dogs to meet the dog they want to adopt, in a safe and great space!" stated Tisha, Volunteer Shelter Director.