LSC-Montgomery President Dr. Rebecca Riley spending her time with her rescued puppy namesake, Riley, before the puppy’s flight up north this Saturday, Feb. 27 at Lone Star Executive Airport.
their new homes this Saturday, Feb. 27 from Lone Star Executive Airport. Lone Star College-Montgomery helped charter the flight to Massachusetts and New Hampshire so the dogs can get a second chance for a new life.
LSC-Montgomery students, faculty and staff raised more than $4,000 to remove these canines from area shelters and transport them to the northeast. Many shelters in those areas are in need of adoptable pets, in contrast with some local, overcrowded Texas shelters.
“LSC-Montgomery is helping to significantly reduce the homeless pet overpopulation in our county,” explained Kevin Sumrall, professor of psychology at LSC-Montgomery and coordinator of the fundraising campaign. "Our hope is that LSC-Montgomery serves as a model for other organizations and businesses in our county to step in and help finance more flights.”
The send-off is an unforgettable experience. The dogs will begin boarding the flight at 7 a.m. Participants will see puppies like Harvey, Mona, Norseman, and Riley off to a wonderful new life on board a plane. Each will make a wonderful addition to a family in Massachusetts and New Hampshire! Some like Riley, named after LSC-Montgomery President Dr. Rebecca Riley, are forever linked to the college, if nothing else than by their new names.
This puppy flight is made possible by LSC-Montgomery in cooperation with Operation Pets Alive and Hank’s Flights. Businesses and charities interested in chartering its own puppy flights can contact Sumrall at 936.273.7323 or Kevin.W.Sumrall@lonestar.edu.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.