Dwyer employees and interns volunteered last month at the local Michiana Humane Society to show their support by cleaning the grounds and helping with general maintenance and animal socialization.
The Michiana Humane Society strives to find "forever homes" for dogs, cats, rabbits, gerbils, and other small animals in La Porte County, Indiana and Berrien County, Michigan. Run solely on donations and volunteer work, the Michiana Humane Society provides a safe harbor to an average of 1,000 to 1,200 animals yearly.
The Dwyer team cleaned the three-acre dog park, which included: clearing walking paths of large branches, mowing the grounds, and removing vines that had overtaken the chain link fence. After, they walked some of the dogs available for adoption around the park. Dwyer HR Generalist, Sarah Satkus, noted that:
"We were incredibly grateful to be able to partner with the Michiana Humane Society & SPCA for one of our summer intern events. Not only does the MHS do remarkable work caring for our community's animals, but they also happen to be one of Dwyer's closest neighbors. Our interns truly enjoyed the opportunity to give back to the community and we hope to enjoy future partnerships with the MHS."
Dwyer strives to support both its community and the future of engineering; it has also submitted product donations to local colleges, such as the University of Michigan.