WC to meet Utah ‘Best Friends’


Spring trip open to the community

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Then-Wilmington College student Dierdre Marmie shares her affection for dogs during the College’s 2010 trip to Kanab, Utah.


Courtesy photo

WILMINGTON — Wilmington College will return to Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah, for a service trip during spring break in mid-March.

The trip, which is open to the public, provides an opportunity to work with such animals as dogs, cats, pigs and horses at a sanctuary whose focus is stopping the euthanasia of nearly 4 million animals annually in shelters across the United States. It endeavors to have these “adoptable pets” adopted by caring persons.

The March 11 to 15 trip to Utah includes sightseeing, as well as work with animals.

Upon landing in Las Vegas, the group will explore the city before traveling to southern Utah, where they will see Bryce Canyon, sand dunes, ancient petroglyphs, Hoover Dam, the film set of the western Gunsmoke and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

At Best Friends, they will meet the organization’s founders, who were college students that decided they wanted to make a difference in the world, while also learning about the animals and how they can improve the destiny of abandoned and abused pets around the country.

Judy Harvey, assistant professor of English, is again leading the spring break tour. The trip cost is $950 and includes airfare, ground transportation, lodging and lunches.

“You will see one of the most beautiful parts of our USA and come home believing you, too, made a difference in our world. You will also meet the most amazing people who give us hope,” Harvey said.

More information is available by contacting her at Wilmington College at (937) 481-2429 or [email protected]

Then-Wilmington College student Dierdre Marmie shares her affection for dogs during the College’s 2010 trip to Kanab, Utah.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_Utah2010-Dierdre.jpgThen-Wilmington College student Dierdre Marmie shares her affection for dogs during the College’s 2010 trip to Kanab, Utah. Courtesy photo
Spring trip open to the community

News Journal

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