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2022 Service-Learning Symposium: Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare 

Authors: Sinea Murdock

Faculty Supervisor: Anelise Farris, Ph.D.

Community Partner: Glynn County Animal Shelter

Abstract:

I volunteered as a helper at an Animal Shelter not only for this project but to also get a lot more experience. I wanted to do this because I  love animals especially dogs and I wanted to do something in my free time.

Animal Welfare

Authors: Ramon Martinez 

Faculty Supervisor: Anelise Farris, Ph.D.

Community Partner: Glynn County Animal Shelter

Abstract: 

For this Service-Learning project, I connected with Glynn County Animal Services as I thought they could be the best community partner to apply everything I have learned in class and because I also love animals. I had the opportunity to care for the dogs and cats they had at their facility doing tasks such as washing them, feeding them and playing with them. I realized by working with them, the difference in behavior between the animals depending on the past they have had. Many of them are mistreated so they are very scared if you try to touch them while there are others that love to be touched, these are the ones that are more likely to have been abandoned. I am a type of person who sometimes lacks empathy for people, so when I knew what this course was about I realized that I had an opportunity to improve my empathy. I could relate the stories we have worked on in class where children are raised in families that barely have enough money to eat where men mistreat their wives and I have been able to apply it in the Service-Learning by observing the behavior of animals and realizing the impact your childhood can have on you. So I can say that thanks to this experience I currently have a deeper feeling towards people and animals that I did not have before this course.

Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare