Animal Lovers Wanted: Pet Adoption Center enlists volunteer help from college students

You’ve probably seen the commercials. Those deep brown eyes that have cried countless puppy tears, the matted, flea-infested fur begging to be combed and rubbed, and the protruding rib cages, evidence of malnutrition and cruelty.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or ASPCA, is notorious for its heart wrenching commercials that may entice you to run out to your local pet adoption center or hug your own furry best friend a little closer. You may even have an impulse to adopt a puppy, and while some may think this is the sole purpose of the commercials, the Burlington Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center urges you to think twice.

College can be lonely at times, and a little TLC from man’s best friend can be uplifting, but puppies require a high level of care and funds, both of which can run low during the college years.

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