Fraternity helps out local animal shelter

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What better way to start off homecoming week than with puppies?

The fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) organized “Pike for Pups” to help support local Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter.

With an admission fee of two dollars, visitors could spend time with the dogs from the shelter and even adopt one.

All the profits went to the animal shelter to help support and care for the animals.

Cody Crnkovic shared that he took pride in organizing an event that helped the local community.

“I have been given several opportunities to watch a dog get adopted, and it is such an amazing thing,” said Crnkovic, a senior biology major.

Many visitors donated money without actually playing with the dogs.

“To me, it showed a community coming together to help out. It was an awesome experience to let these dogs be loved and for the people to be given the option to help out,” said Madison Morris, a freshman heath care management major.

The animal shelter currently has over 100 dogs and cats inside the shelter with over 60 in the outdoor cages.

The shelter is owned and operated by the Ouachita Parish Police Jury, so it partially relies on donations to keep it running smoothly.