Pet Fest Spotlights National Greyhound Adoption Month

Published on Monday, April 19th, 2010

Becker College holds its semi-annual Pet Fest on Saturday, April 24. This spring, it’s two events in one an afternoon, brought to you by the Animal Health Club and Animal Science programs.

April is National Greyhound Adoption Month, and nine greyhounds are among the semester’s teaching animals. The greyhounds, other dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rats and mice are available for adoption, and the college’s shelter and rescue partners will be on hand to take applications and share information about responsible pet ownership. 

Pet Fest is Becker’s academic version of the Westminster Dog Show, where teaching animals and their students take center stage to show skills learned over the semester, including handling, agility, obedience and tricks. A demonstration on dogs for children with disabilities will be given by Kristen Law of Canines for Disabled Kids.

Inquiring minds can also learn more about the Animal Science Programs at Becker, as well as its working veterinary clinic, the Lenfest Animal Health Center (open to the public August through May). View poster displays of veterinary students’ internship experiences at locales near (Millbury) and far (Mexico, Africa). Learn about classes, internships and career paths from current students and graduates. Find out how Becker College is preparing veterinary science students to be competitive candidates for veterinary school and to become promising future veterinarians.

Pet Fest takes place from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the gymnasium, 955 Main Street, Leicester. Pet Fest and the Open House are free and open to the public. Dog demonstrations will take place starting at 12:00 noon. For the comfort and safety of our teaching animals, please leave your own pets at home.