Northeast State is putting the dog days of summer to good use with a pet adoption event June 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the College’s Blountville campus.
The free and public event will provide the opportunity to adopt dogs and cats from several area adoption agencies. Veterinarians will also be on hand to offer tips on how to choose and care for animals.
The event will also boast a best dog trick contest, free pet photos, therapy dogs, giveaways, and prizes.
“We will have lots of animals to choose from,” said Joshua Johnson of the College’s Office of Scholarship Programs and Student Needs. “We want this to be a fun event that will get the community involved in a worthwhile cause.”
In addition, Tennessee Promise students needing to complete required community service hours may volunteer to work with adoption agencies and veterinarians. As an alternative, students may also work at the College’s community gardens with the Northeast State GREENS Club.
Event partners include: Appalachian Animal Hospital, Airport Pet Emergency Clinic, Bridge Home No Kill Animal Rescue, Eastman Chemical Company, Humane Society of Washington County, Off Leash K9 Training, and SBK Animal Center.
The College’s Blountville campus is located at 2425 Highway 75, adjacent to the Tri-Cities Regional Airport. For more information, or to volunteer for the event, call 423.354.5235 or e-mail promise@NortheastState.edu.