Law students lending a paw to animals in need

Tis the season for goodwill toward men, but a group of Windsor Law students doesn’t want to exclude man’s best friends. The Student Animal Legal Defence Fund is collecting donations for the Windsor-Essex County Humane society.

In just a few days, the group has already gathered one bin full of cleaning supplies and food items for the shelter, which provides refuge for pets who have been lost, abandoned, or abused.

“Donations in kind help the animals on a day-to-day basis while they’re waiting to be adopted,” says third-year law student Waheeda Ekhlas Smith, president of the fund’s Windsor chapter. “We have been told that the shelter is very full of dogs and cats, so donations will come in handy.”

A box to collect donations is set up in the lower level of the Ron W. Ianni Faculty of Law Building. The society will accept pet foods and toys, towels and blankets, and cleaning supplies. Find a detailed wish list on its Web site.

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