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"Providing pets with a safer alternative"
As students leave the university area at the end of the school year, they may need to leave their pets behind. The "Safe Summer" program offers college students the opportunity to give their pets a safe haven. The Shelter Medicine Club of the College of Veterinary Medicine started the program in 2008. Volunteers and students provide information and even transportation to avoid pet abandonment by college students. Students who must give up their pet can contact a representative of "Safe Summer" through a designated email address, (safesummer [at] osu [dot] edu) and expect a response within 24 hours. From hermit crabs to hamsters, as well as cats and dogs, the program works to help students keep animals safe and off the streets. For 2011, the program will be available from May 31 through June 17. Shelter Medicine Club members will answer questions and discuss options with students in order to determine the best care for any animal involved.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions.