UNA Pressroom

Una Police And Toby Establish Pet Food Drive

Aug. 29, 2019

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at meubanks@una.edu, 256-606-2033 or 256-765-4392 FLORENCE, AL - The University of North Alabama Police and Toby, the department's K-9, are having a pet food drive from Sept. 1-19 on UNA's campus as well as at several locations in the community, including Bentley Chevrolet Cadillac, Martin's Family Clothing Store and the Florence branches of Regions Bank. "This is an effort to the community and engage with students on campus as well as residents throughout the area," said Shequanda Jenkins, a UNA Police Officer and the event organizer. "Our goal is to help build relationships so that we can all make our community a better place." Bomb dog Toby is one of the ways University Police stay connected to students, Jenkins said. "It's hard to see him and not want to love on him," she said. "And students often do, which gives us a way to talk to them. Toby and Officer Kirby will be at the campus pet food collection area." Donations will benefit Toby's friends at Florence-Lauderdale Animal Services, and the goal is to collect 1,000 pounds of dog and cat food as well as 500 pounds of cat litter. Jenkins asked that donations be dye-free, grain-free, and of higher quality. The event will culminate Sept. 19 with a pet adoption day at the UNA Amphitheatre. Pets from Florence-Lauderdale Animal Services will be available for adoption. The event will include opportunities for students and others to sign up to volunteer at the shelter. The Southeastern Search dogs will also be on site for viewing. About The University of North Alabama The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN Big South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks