The Graduate Student Council brings warm hearts and puppy love with Puppy Days – The Sunflower
Drooling hands and warm hearts were found outside the Rhatigan Student Center on Monday afternoon as the Wichita State Graduate Student Council teamed up with beauties and beasts for Puppy Days to give a little love to dogs in need of a home.
Graduate Student Council events coordinator Emily Thon said she wanted to hold the event out of nostalgia for her student days, as well as giving these dogs people to love.
“What I wanted to offer is that my happiest memories at Wichita State were the dog days they would offer during Finals week,” Thon said. “And so I kind of wanted to bring that back, especially with COVID and everyone is missing their pets at home. So just give everyone a chance to love, take and spend time with dogs.
Beauties and Beasts, a Wichita nonprofit and volunteer organization that helps save dogs from euthanasia lists in and around Wichita, has brought dogs to the WSU campus to give students a chance to donate from pets and love to dogs drawn from euth
anise list for minor problems. The dogs were checked by volunteers during the afternoon and were eager for pets.
Thon said GSC has partnered with Beauties and Beasts and they’ve brought in dogs that were basically on the 11th hour and recommended for culling or just have a few behavioral issues that can be resolved by bringing them out of the shelter.
The organization is 100% volunteer run and completely non-profit, simply looking to help pull these dogs and give them a home and people to help them work with them. Donations, volunteer work or adoption information can all be found on their website beautiesandbeasts.org.
After being outside the RSC during the morning and early afternoon, Thon said he saw many students come and express how much they enjoyed the day and missed their own pets at the House.
“It was really good, a lot of kids were really excited to be able to come hang out with the dogs,” Thon said.
The GSC will be hosting this event again on Mondays, March 21, April 18, and May 4. She hopes to help grad students learn about the council and their presence on campus, noting that they are always looking for new members and would like to be a voice for grad students, as well as show those dogs a bit. of love and to Belles and Beasts a certain awareness of what they do.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct a spelling error.