|Sarasota, FL-(October 17, 2011) – A puppy puts the world in perspective! There is nothing better than a soft little fur ball tugging on your shoestring or a bundle of rambunctious on your lap! The Webster University Sarasota Metropolitan campus staff and students donated their time to the Southeastern Guide Dogs, an organization that trains dogs to help the visually impaired.
As part of the annual Webster Works Worldwide Community Service project the staff and students volunteered several hours by interacting with the puppies in the kennel and “puppy hugging”, walking the dogs on the property and landscaping one of their new gardens. “It was a pleasure to spend time at Southeastern Guide Dogs to learn about the practices and training involved for these special pets that bring independence and comfort to many people.” stated Cindy Saunders, Assistant Director for Webster University Sarasota.
Annually, Webster University sponsors the Webster Works Worldwide program, a campus-wide community service day in partnership with local agencies and nonprofit organizations. Students, faculty, staff and alumni from Webster campuses around the world work in teams to volunteer on various projects and help those in need.
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based University providing a network of international residential campuses. Founded in 1915, Webster University’s campus network today includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional campuses in Asia, Europe and North America. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.