Campus Life

Animal Care Club secures $1,000 from Student Senate for Philadelphia Zoo trip

Written for The Argo by Victor Ramirez

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, Rebecca Miller, Animal Care Club Vice President, and treasurer Daniel Lovino met with Stockton University’s Student Senate in room G103 to request additional funding of $1,000 for an upcoming Philadelphia Zoo trip.

The Animal Care Club is hosting the Philadelphia Zoo trip on March 25th, 2023, and will be open to all Stockton students. Transportation will be provided, and the club will meet at the main entrance of Stockton University’s Campus Center at 9 a.m. Club members will be emailed when tickets are on sale.

With only 4 E-board members and 2 active club members, club president Audra McFarland revived the formerly named Animal-Friendly Organization in the fall semester of 2022. This semester, with 10 active members, the club has planned volunteering events with The Funny Farm Rescue and Sanctuary as well as fundraising for Atlantic County Animal Shelter.  

When asked why students should join the Animal Care Club, Miller said, “The animal care club at its most basic strives to connect people who have an incredible love of animals. We wanted to make a club to not only facilitate that care towards animals but offer ways that students can get involved to put action behind words. We help students find volunteer opportunities at shelters and want to fundraise to help shelters in whatever way we can. This is a fun welcoming environment to people of all majors who want to help animals and we always have room for more people.”

Lovino joined the club because he is “passionate about animals as a whole and wanted to be able to do more to help beyond a membership position.”

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