Members of Delta Tau Delta set up outside the library with shelter dogs to be adopted on Friday afternoon.
The fraternity partnered with PetSmart Charities to bring six dogs to campus to be adopted. They also aimed to raise awareness about the need for homes of sheltered animals in North Texas and the number of volunteer opportunities to help community animal shelters.
The dogs were available for $49 and came already neutered and with all necessary vaccinations.
Students dropped by to pet the dogs on their way to class or during their free time. There were a few students who were seen texting parents and roommates in hopes of being able to adopt one of the dogs.
The event organizer, Austin Taylor, a sophomore political science and philosophy double major, said he felt very good about how the event turned out.
During the event, two dogs ended up being adopted, while more dogs could be adopted later this weekend.
Delta Tau Delta member Matt Powers, a senior economics major, was a volunteer at the event. He brought along his dog Buster that he rescued from a shelter a year ago.
Powers said how important it was to see his fraternity support the cause. He said he is a firm believer in animal adoption because it gives some animals their last chance at a loving home.
“Originally I wanted a bulldog. I went to the shelter to look for one and Buster was on last call before being put down so I took him home,” said Powers.
Sophomore business major Diana De La Concha said Buster was the perfect example of how charming and affectionate shelter animals can be.
In light of the event’s success, Taylor hopes to bring in more shelter animals again next semester.