Duke PAWS (Promoting Animal Welfare Through Service) is a Duke student community service group organized to raise awareness on campus and in the community about the companion animal population in Durham and educate the public on the importance of proper animal care. To achieve this end, we engage in service opportunities across Durham, including working with the Durham Animal Protection Society, Independent Animal Rescue, Coalition to Unchain Dogs, and other animal welfare organizations. We also participate in fundraising and awareness events in the community run by APS and other organizations. On-campus events include Pets at Perkins during finals week, bake sales to benefit local animal shelters, and supply drives to bring in food, cleaning supplies, litter, toys, and other items necessary to help with the care of shelter animals. Members are trained at local shelters in order to volunteer their time through socializing the animals, by dog walking and cat petting. If you’d like to get involved with Duke PAWS – and help animals and people through service – please email the President for the 2016-2017 academic year, Jasmine Judge (email@example.com).