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2021 Service-Learning Symposium: South Georgia Equine

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South Georgia Equine

Authors: Meghan Leetch

Faculty Supervisor: Anelise Farris, Ph.D.

Community Partner: South Georgia Equine Rescue


For my community partner, I chose something very near to my heart. South Georgia Equine Rescue is a rescue group out of Waynesville, Georgia. They take dogs off the streets or from horrible conditions and find them loving homes. The reason this is so special to me is because this is where I adopted my best friend Sailor from. Sailor's mom was found on the side of the road very pregnant with many puppies; she needed help and fast. From speaking with Heather Gavitt, this situation is common: many dogs dumped, left for dead, and in need of dire attention. I could not sit by and watch it any longer.  Although I have reached out and adopted my dog, I know there is more I can do. Reading about animal welfare in English 1102 is why I choose to work with Heather. I have been collecting food, blankets, towels, toys, pee pads, and anything else in that realm to help give these dogs a fighting chance. In the future, I plan to continue to advocate for South Georgia Equine. I want to be able to spread awareness for these puppies that need their own person. I equate Heather to superwoman, but it takes a village and I will help be that village.