LSU Veterinary School students will make Homes for Hounds, Saturday, August 22

Veterinary students will assemble and paint dog houses to be donated to shelters and rescue centers.


On Saturday, August 22 from 1 to 5 p.m., teams of LSU School of Veterinary Medicine (LSU SVM) faculty, staff and students will assemble and paint dog houses to be donate to local shelters and rescue organizations. This is the third year in a row that LSU SVM has hosted this event.


Twenty teams of four students, interns or residents will compete to assemble, design and paint the most creative doghouses. The houses will then be judged, and the top three teams will win a prize donated by the LSU SVM Bookstore. The top three dog houses will be auctioned at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine’s Fall Family Picnic this fall. Proceeds from the auction will go toward a Nestlé Purina scholarship for an LSU SVM student. Food and music will be provided throughout the day. The public and members of the media are invited to attend.


“Nestle Purina strives to connect veterinary students with local animal shelters,” said Hallie Anderson (Class of 2018), student representative for Nestlé Purina. “It is our goal and aspiration to see Nestlé Purina as an advocate of the community. We want to provide the LSU veterinary students with the opportunity to serve their community and shelters in a constructive, team building exercise called "’Homes for Hounds.’" 


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Ginger Guttner, Director of Public Relations

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine