JMBA: Community Service at the Humane Society

14457432_1221358511258486_1361480438720567854_nby Jessica Beugen

On Saturday, September 29, JMBA coordinated a volunteer event at the Alachua County Humane Society, where students walked dogs, bathed animals, and made sure the animals in care were well hydrated.

The non-profit takes predominantly cats and dogs who are on the euthanasia list from animal services from nearby counties. These animals stay as long as it takes for them to find a loving home.

The Alachua County Humane Society receives funding from generous donors and also from their thrift store located in the back of the center. People from the public donate goods to be sold and all the money obtained from the thrift store goes directly to the shelter to pay for food costs and vet care.

The Humane Society also provides a resource to those who may not be able to afford animal food by opening their doors to members of the community to give out free food for animals.

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Jessica Beugen is a 2L at the University of Florida and is the founder and co-editor-in-chief of The Brief. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Art in Multimedia Journalism. She saw the need for a unified student voice on campus during her third week of school, so she recruited Meghan Bradley and Kéran Billaud to help make the idea of a student-run school news service real. Her interest in law school began after she became the youngest GAL (Guardian ad Litem) in Palm Beach County. In the future, she hopes to be able to continue to do work for with children in the dependency system. Originally from Minnesota, she loves being outside, hiking, running, yoga and waterskiing.