ICTC Cosmetology students provide services during Cause for Paws Event. Pictured from left to right are: Izabella Musser, Sara McClelland, Cortney Bracken, Brandon Pizer, and Aleasha Brendlinger.


On September 21, ICTC Cosmetology and Culinary students dedicated their time and talents to the Indiana Humane Society sponsored event Cause for Paws at Blue Spruce Park.

Culinary students baked paw print-inspired treats for both humans and dogs. The treats were sold to raise money for the Humane Society. Cosmetology students provided face painting and airbrush tattoos for children at the event. Sophomore Izabella Musser claimed that the best part was “…seeing how happy the kids were after they got to see their new tattoo or face paint.” Another sophomore, Amanda Skursky shared Musser’s sentiments, “I will most definitely do it next year, it was so much fun to see all of the little kids go crazy over us being there!”

After selling around 70 bags, the culinary booth ended up giving the rest of their treats away. Culinary junior, April Elder, expressed her love of the charity event, “I would do it again because it supports a good cause and it gives the culinary students experience with handling money and customers.” Elder later added that the best part of the day were of course the large amount of cute dogs.

In addition to the students’ services, the event included a 5k race, microchipping, pet photography, pet clothing, arts and crafts, and a basket raffle.

The humane society is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing cruelty to animals. They provide a multitude of services beyond adoption, affordable microchipping, spaying/neutering, rehoming, and investigating/prosecuting cases of animal cruelty.

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