Women's Swimming and Diving Volunteers at "Bobbi and the Strays" Animal Shelter
FREEPORT, N.Y. - The Queens College women's swimming and diving program volunteered Tuesday (Jan. 10) at the "Bobbi and the Strays" animal shelter. The Knights helped the shelter's volunteers in virtually every facet of day-to-day management of the facility, including: cleaning out the dogs' and cats' cages; walking the animals for exercise; and spending time playing with the over 200 animals, among other duties.
"Bobbi and the Strays" is a no-kill shelter that takes in cats and dogs, many with gruesome stories, in hopes of helping the animals to gain adoption by loving owners.
"I wish we could have done more to help out the shelter and its volunteers," said sophomore Nicole Orsino. "The stories behind how the dogs and cats arrived at 'Bobbi and the Strays,' were heartwrenching."
"I did not realize how many dogs and cats are abandoned," added senior Angela Parra.
"We have great respect for the shelter's volunteers and all they do at the shelter," said long-time head coach Alicia Lampasso-Dillon. "It is tireless work and our team was happy that we could help out at least for one day."
The Queens College department of athletics offers varsity, intramural and recreational athletics opportunities to members of its campus community. The college sponsors 19 varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level, with the Knights competing predominantly in the East Coast Conference. Queens College's department of athletics encourages all student-athletes to complete a meaningful academic degree program, participate fully in the college community and prepare for life after college athletics. For more information on athletics, please visit www.queensknights.com.
Located on a beautiful, 77-acre campus in Flushing, Queens College of the City University of New York enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs. Each year Queens College has been cited by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s 100 “Best Value” colleges, thanks to its outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages, and relatively low costs. In addition, U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Colleges (2011) ranks QC among the top 10 public universities in its category “Best Universities—Master’s (North).” The college opened its first residence hall in August 2009. More info on Queens College at www.qc.cuny.edu .