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CSU holds ‘Rent-a-Pup’ event

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Students at Columbus State University could think about paying a different kind of rent at an event involving adoptable dogs.

The event held Apr. 13, was headed up by students within the school’s Department of Communication.

The event featured dozens of dogs that could be rented.

Here’s how it worked: pay five dollars and you will get to spend 15 minutes with a dog currently living in a shelter.

"We actually help the shelters because they are "No-Kill." We really love the idea that they are No Kill shelters because you don't have that as much here in Columbus anymore. So we are trying to bring awareness to that. By working with the groups, we're bringing awareness and getting them some volunteers and donations," said Mia Dilmar, with CSU's Department of Communications. 

PAWS Humane and Animal Ark Rescue brought dogs from their shelters to the event. Volunteers from the organizations were in charge of cleaning up after the dogs, so participants could focus on having fun.

All the dogs in attendance were available for adoption. All proceeds from the event will go to PAWS Humane and Animal Ark Rescue.

CSU coordinated the event to happen around final exams so that students would be encouraged to take a break and enjoy some time of relaxation with a pet.

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