Save the date for Save-2-Lives event

The University of Florida’s Student Association of Veterinary Surgery will team up with Alachua County Animal Services and LifeSouth Community Blood Center on April 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in an event aimed at helping people and pets.

The event, dubbed “Save-2-Lives”, will be held at ACAS, which is located at 3400 N.E. 53rd St. in Gainesville. Last year’s inaugural event was a big success, said club president Sandy MacArthur, who hopes even more people will be incentivized to donate blood to help their fellow community members and to adopt a pet.

“There’ll be on-site adoptable animals and lots of fun giveaways,” MacArthur said. “We are hoping for a great turnout, and ask our veterinary school family to please help us spread the word.”

Those who stop by and donate blood will receive a golden paw – a ticket for a waived adoption fee on any pet at ACAS.

UF SAVS is committed to upholding the mission of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons by promoting excellence in animal health through research, education and service to the public, according to a flyer distributed by the group.


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