Veterinary medicine students build doghouses to benefit Manhattan, Topeka humane societies
Friday, June 6, 2014
MANHATTAN — This idea is definitely for the dogs — and all for a tail-wagging cause.
College of Veterinary Medicine students at Kansas State University recently assembled and painted doghouses in the Homes for Hounds event to raise funds for two area nonprofit animal welfare organizations: Helping Hands Humane Society in Topeka and the Riley County Humane Society in Manhattan.
The houses were judged on creativity and uniqueness, and the top two teams received prizes. The top doghouses also were auctioned at the Helping Hands Humane Society's Bone Appetit event on May 31. The other doghouses will be used by the Riley County Human Society in its mission of providing foster care and shelter for animals.
Nestlé Purina was the premier sponsor of Homes for Hounds and provided the doghouses, while Sherwin-Williams in Manhattan donated paints and supplies. Teams of three to five veterinary students painted each doghouse, choosing from the five paint colors provided: red, blue, yellow, black and white.
"Nestlé Purina is a company that strives to connect veterinary students with local animal shelters," said Colin Adley, a third-year veterinary medicine student from Manhattan and a student representative for the company. "It is our goal and aspiration to see Nestlé Purina as an advocate of the community. We want to provide the Kansas State University veterinary students with the opportunity to serve their community and shelters in the constructive, team-building exercise Homes for Hounds."
The top doghouses were built by the following students:
From Manhattan: Charlene Carrera, second-year veterinary medicine student, second-place team; Lisa Crevoiserat, third-year veterinary medicine student, first-place team; Cyndi Davidson, second-year veterinary medicine student, second-place team; and Justin Jones, third-year veterinary medicine student, first-place team.
Edgar Ocampo, third-year veterinary medicine student, Wichita, first-place team.
From out of state:
Jonathan Yang, second-year veterinary medicine student, Fullerton, California, first-place team; Gracie Chen, second-year veterinary medicine student, Hacienda Heights, California; second-place team; Stephanie Liao, second-year veterinary medicine student, Pleasanton, California, second-place team; First place went to the doghouse built by Edyta Hrynkiewicz, third-year veterinary medicine student, Wethersfield, Connecticut, first-place team; and Shoshana Levshin, third-year veterinary medicine student, Forest Hills, New York, first-place team.