ANNA Shelter Gets a Little Help from Pedigree and Behrend

By Danielle Woods

Published 04/27 2014 06:38PM

Updated 04/28 2014 08:58AM

April 27, 2014 - More than 60 students from Penn State Behrend's Sam and Irene Black School of Business are giving back to a local animal shelter in a huge way.

"It's a huge blessing," said Ruth Thompson Carroll, director of the ANNA Shelter.

The student volunteers beautifed the ANNA Shelter this weekend with a new paint job, some gardening, new signage and more.

The project is one of its kind in the state and its funded by Pedigree, a nationally recognized company that has worked with the shelter in the past, and is happy to work with it now, as well as into the future.

"It's great working with an organization like the ANNA Shelter because they do such great work in the Erie community. We're proud to be involved with them," said Chris Shearer, senior finance manager for Pedigree.

So how did Behrend get involved in this partnership? Well, Shearer is a Behrend alum, and wanted to get his alma mater in on the volunteering action.

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