Issue Date: 
November 2, 2015

Nordy’s Place in the William Pitt Union hosted people and pets as part of a special Oct. 29 Halloween treat. Animal Friends, an Ohio Township-based shelter, brought two of its canine residents to the popular student hangout for a session of pet therapy—open to anyone who felt like petting or hugging a four-legged friend. Sponsored by Pitt’s Office of Community and Governmental Relations, the event also helped to remind the Pitt community about the annual Pitt’s People for Pets campaign. The University collects food, treats, and toys for Animal Friend’s Chow Wagon, which gives them to area food pantries. The goal is to ensure that pets remain with their families, even when economic times are tough. (Photo by Gary Kohr-Cravener)