Richland College Goes to the Dogs as Faculty Member Hosts Dog Food Drive to Benefit Local Animal Shelter

Sarah Daniel holds dog foodFor Richland College management faculty member Sarah Daniel, cold noses and wagging tails are some of life’s greatest joys.

“My fiancé and I are the proud owners of two rescue dogs, Steeler and Doby,” Daniel said. “Doby was actually found rolling down the street stuffed in a barrel! We have a huge soft spot for dogs, especially abused and abandoned dogs.”

A long-time volunteer for various animal rescue organizations in Texas, Daniel knows many animal shelters are in need of food donations this holiday season. With that in mind she decided to start a holiday dog food drive, the first of what she hopes will become an annual tradition for her.

The dog food that Daniel receives will benefit Texas Best Choices Animal Rescue, a small 501c(3) nonprofit organization located in Quinlan, TX.

“We are in serious need of both wet and dry dog food,” Daniel said. “We are also in serious need of puppy chow, but we will welcome anything as long as it is sealed and has never been opened. In addition to dog food, the shelter would also welcome unopened treats. These dogs don’t get treats that often due to financial constraints.”

Daniel volunteers for Texas Best Animal Rescue by assisting with fundraising.

“This is the first big event I am heading up for them, and I’m really excited about it,” said Daniel. “And in addition to the dog food drive, we will be selling T-shirts for the holiday season.”

Best Choices Animal Rescue also welcomes donations of gently used dog items such as bedding, blankets, leashes and collars, though their most immediate need is providing food for the more than 70 dogs that are currently waiting for homes on the rescue’s 22 acres of land.

“If anyone is looking to adopt a dog for the holidays, let me know!” Daniel exclaimed. “There are some wonderful dogs at the shelter who would make a great addition to any family.”

Anyone interested in making a donation can drop it off at Daniel’s Richland College office, located in room B225 of Bonham Hall. Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Rd. For questions about donating dog food, contact Daniel at sdaniel@dcccd.edu.

For more information on Texas Best Animal Rescue, visit www.tbcanimalrescue.com.

Continuously committed to its college mission of “teaching, learning and community building,” this holiday season, Richland College is showcasing some of the amazing ways Richland College faculty, students and staff are giving back to the community through volunteering with local nonprofits or helping others who might need a hand. We look forward to sharing these stories with you.