Student veterans group volunteers at animal shelter

Canine training

Photo: Anti-Cruelty Society

Kenneth Adams, a UIC student and member of the Student Veterans Association at UIC, talks with Anti-Cruelty Society dog trainer Tracy Hamilton as the group volunteers to train dogs Sunday at the facility, 169 W. Grand Ave.

Student veterans used positive reinforcement techniques to work with the dogs, who have suffered psychological trauma.

“It’s a therapeutic process for both parties,” said Adams, a junior in biology/premed, who worked with Castro, a labrador/shepherd available for adoption.

Students taught the dogs socialization skills, helping make the dogs eligible for new homes.

“Everyone wants to do it again,” Adams said. “It was very satisfying work.”

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