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KINGSTON ON – St. Lawrence College Veterinary Assistant students showed their commitment to community animal welfare recently raising $5000.00 to support the Kingston Humane Society. Sixty-nine students from the veterinary assistant program worked with local businesses and their fellow students raising $5000.00. “The St. Lawrence College Veterinary Assistant Program has a teaching facility at the Humane Society”, says Sandra Candow the instructor who assisted the students in their marketing plans, “and the students feel a lot of passion for the animal they work with on a weekly basis.”

“We have a very strong and beneficial relationship with the St Lawrence College veterinary assistant and veterinary technology programs”, says Connie Ball, executive director of the Kingston Humane Society, “but when we heard the final amount was $5000.00 we were more than thrilled. All the money will be used towards animal care to support the local animals that end up at our shelter and $5000.00 will certainly help with that care.”

The fundraising activity is part of the Marketing and Communication course of the Veterinary Assistant Program. Since January, students have been approach local businesses for donations and worked on a number of smaller projects. This year’s Paws for Cause Silent Auction, was held on April 9, 2012 and featured a silent auction, candy sale, petting zoo and more. The students also promoted adoptable animals and the work of the Kingston Humane Society.

Photo Opportunity

St. Lawrence College student cheque presentation

Monday April 16, 2012, 1:00pm


Kingston Humane Society
1 Binnington Court
Kingston, Ontario

For information contact:
Christine Spicer
613-546-1291 x 107

Connie Ball
613-546-1291 x 105