raising awareness in the community

news & updates



1) Pet-I-Care will be holding its annual Campus Adoption Day
during Earth Day on April 21, 2006,
at LSRC quad, from 3-6pm.

2) Executive Board 2006-2007
We are now recruiting executive board members until April 28, 2006.
 

About US

History: Pet-I-Care was co-founded in fall 2004 Tiffany Kung and Richard Sheu. They first started volunteering at the Animal Protection Society of Durham (APS) in Spring 2004, and noticed the lack of student volunteers at the animal shelter. Aware of this need for volunteers, especially during week days while most people are at work, they envisioned the concept of founding a community service organization on campus that aims to gather students who are passionate about companion animals to volunteer and support local animal welfare non-profit organizations.

They presented their ideas to the Community Service Center at Duke, and received much support from them. They later approached the Duke Student Government to gain official recognition on campus and was officially chartered in December 2004. Since then, Pet-I-Care has grown and matured tremendously. Not only do members volunteer at APS on a regular basis, they also organize annual campus-wide events, such as Dog Training 101, Pre-vet Seminar, Animal Awareness Day, and Campus Adoption Day.

Mission Statement:
Pet-I-Care is a Duke student community service group organized to raise awareness on campus and in the community about the companion animal (cats, dogs, gerbils, etc.) population in Durham and educate the public on the importance of proper animal care. This work is achieved through a variety of events and is not limited to volunteering at the Animal Protection Society of Durham (APS) on a weekly basis, participating in fundraising and awareness events in the community run by the APS, holding Animal Awareness Day and Campus Adoption Day on Duke’s campus as annual events and teaching proper animal care at local elementary schools. Pet-I-Care is a Duke student community service group organized to raise awareness on campus and in the community about the companion animal (cats, dogs, gerbils, etc.) population in Durham and educate the public on the importance of proper animal care. This work is achieved through a variety of events and is not limited to volunteering at the Animal Protection Society of Durham (APS) on a weekly basis, participating in fundraising and awareness events in the community run by the APS, holding Animal Awareness Day and Campus Adoption Day on Duke’s campus as annual events and teaching proper animal care at local elementary schools.