Honey, Samson, Gracie, and Zoey were the stars of the event, and were graciously provided for the day by Houston Pets Alive, a local nonprofit animal welfare organization. Gracie was immediately adopted by a UHD student who fell in love with the popular pup. Pet-a-Pet events, which are held periodically by the UHD Animal Rescue Club, not only give the UHD community an opportunity to unwind from a hard day in their academic lives, but encourages attendees to foster or adopt cats or dogs who otherwise would soon be euthanized at Houston shelters.
The UHD Animal Rescue Club, with history professor Joseph Davey as faculty advisor and Travis Carter as president, rescues cats and dogs who would otherwise be euthanized by the hundreds every day in the Houston area. The group then helps find them the loving homes they deserve. The club sponsors monthly events and encourages its members to volunteer at animal welfare organizations in the Houston community. It currently has more than 100 members. Faculty and staff who would like to help out can contact Davey at firstname.lastname@example.org.