The Animal Outreach Club started in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.  Concerned students and HVCC staff got together to send materials to the homeless and abandoned animals in New Orleans.  After meeting, we decided HVCC had enough interest to start a student organization dedicated to all animals.

The purpose of the Animal Outreach Club is to promote and foster animal protection and advocacy locally and globally through the support of a wide variety of animal interest groups. Initiatives include humane education, Empties for Animals, and fund raising efforts.

 Additionally, the club may plan and support opportunities to volunteer, take field trips, attend workshops, sponsor speakers, and incorporate animal protection issues into community based and legislative initiatives.

A hundred years from now, it will not matter the sort of house I lived in, what my bank account was, or the car I drove... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of animals and the creatures on this earth.

Club advisors are Dr. Val Waldin, MRV 141, v.waldin@hvcc.edu and Professor Alan Joseph, MRV 103, a.joseph@hvcc.edu .

Cover photo courtesy of http://www.weanimals.org/photographs .