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University students organize Dog Walk

Posted: Friday, April 04, 2008

JUNEAU - Brandon Eells and Niki Menze, students in the University of Alaska Southeast's Humanities 120 class, taught by Ernestine Hayes and Lauralye Miko, will host the UAS Dog Walk starting at noon on April 12 at the Noyes Pavillion in the UAS parking lot. Eells and Menze chose this project because they care about the dogs in Juneau, and they want to make Juneau a better place for dogs to live.

According to Eells, the trails in Juneau are often cluttered with fecal matter, which disrupts the otherwise natural scenery. In addition, dogs run the trails without leashes and under little control. Many people are nearly attacked or run over by these dogs, he said.

"This walk will emphasize proper treatment, exercise and waste management on Juneau's abundance of beautiful walking trails," Eells said.

To participate in this walk, dogs must be licensed and leashed. If they are not licensed, bring your dogs to the Gastineau Humane Society to get a license. Leashes will be sold at the Dog Walk if you would like to purchase one. Donations will be accepted for Humane Society.

The walk will make its way through campus and to UAS housing. It will then go to the UAS Student Recreation Center and then back to the Noyes Pavilion. There will be watering stations set up along the walk for both the dogs and people. All dogs and people are welcome.

For more information, call Eells at 907-738-2334.



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