MADISON, NJ—On Saturday, March 27, Drew University will go to the dogs—and cats—as the university’s Civic Scholars host “The Real Drew Zoo,” an event focused on animal welfare and adoption. Dogs and cats, who will educate and entertain, will accompany representatives from local wildlife organizations and animal shelters. Pet adoptions will also be available.

“The Real Drew Zoo’s” attractions include:

  • Therapy dogs from St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, who will be and anxious for some attention from humans. Visitors of all ages may pet them. Children are invited to bring their favorite book to read the dogs. (According to St. Hubert’s, they’re great listeners!)
  • Puppies from Morristown Seeing Eye and Canine Companions will be ready to play with each other and visitors. Learn about them by talking to representatives from each organization and through a friendly game of fetch.  
  • Cats for adoption from Catnip Friends of Felines will be located in room 107 in Drew’s University Center. Visit with them and consider adding a new member to your family.
  • A nature tour of Drew’s campus will be offered by student Brianne Flynn at approximately 2:00 p.m. Highlights will include the Florence and Robert Zuck Arboretum and an introduction to the wildlife on campus.
  • Raffles (including bags that read “The Real Drew Zoo”), animal-themed face painting, temporary tattoos and music.

The Civic Scholars are Drew undergraduates who have demonstrated a strong commitment to community activism and experiential learning. Together, they take part in special service learning projects designed to develop their leadership and organization skills.

“The Real Drew Zoo” will run from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on March 27. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Drew’s Hoyt Lawn and in room 107 in the University Center. For more information, please contact Brianne Flynn at 609/458-7630 or e-mail


 Posted: March 19, 2010