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Dodge Ball Tourney to Help Save Dogs 

By: Tom O’Donnell, Lions Eye Staff Editor, Two5047@psu.edu

Dogs up for adoption often need recognition of their ability so they can go on to live useful lives.

The Throw Away Dogs Project helps dogs become K-9 police service dogs and saves them from languishing in shelters or even being put to death. But the organization needs funding to rescue, rehabilitate and relocate dogs to police departments who cannot afford to purchase K-9s.

To answer that need, Penn State Brandywine Police Officer Drew Haber is organizing a dodgeball event to help benefit the Throw Away Dogs Project.

The Dodgeball event will be held in mid-February, 2016.

“Police and athletics are teaming up to benefit the non-profit organization Throw Away Dogs Project which rescues, rehabilitates and relocates thrown away dogs so they can be honored, respected and trusted as police K9 working dogs,” Officer Harber said..

Proceeds go directly to Throw Away Dogs.  Throw Away Dogs Project looks for shelter dogs that are highly driven and energetic and trains them and then donates them to departments that may not be able to afford K9s.

Students, faculty and anyone from Brandywine are more than welcome to join.

“Just $5 per person gets participants in the game—teams of 3 are encouraged,” said Haber.

Prizes will be awarded! For more information about the dodgeball competition feel free to talk to Officer Haber in 201 Commons. For more information about Throw Away Dogs Project, visit http://throwawaydogsproject.com/.

(updated by Lion’s Eye web staff)

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