If you would like to give to Avery after this project has ended, please click here: https://giveto.csulb.edu/OTHFMG10AF
Hi, I’m Avery. I’m a newcomer to The Beach, but I can already tell that I’m going to love it here. If you’re reading this, you probably love it, too. I’ll bet, though, that you and I see this place a little differently.
Most days, you probably find yourself rushing around campus as you do your job, or attend or teach classes. (You all look so busy!) This is a big place, with lots of people and activity, and everyone is focused on their work and on moving around as quickly as possible. I get it. There’s a lot to accomplish each day!
Me, on the other hand … well, I have a different perspective. All the sights, sounds, and smells that fade into the background as people zoom through campus, trying to get to a class or meeting on time (and maybe even return a few text messages while they’re at it!) — that background stuff IS my focus. It’s my job, actually.
As Long Beach State’s new explosives detection dog, I won’t be hitting the books, but I will be pounding the pavement, along with my handler, Sgt. Gonzalez, to sniff out suspicious packages or incidents on campus. I’ll also be doing some outreach and helping our community partners if there’s a need. In between assignments, I’ll be learning new things and making new friends on campus.
A generous donation brought me to The Beach. Now, the University Police, along with my BeachFunder pals, are hoping to raise an additional $5,000 to cover some of the ongoing costs — veterinary bills, additional training, equipment, etc. — of having a detection dog on campus. I hope you’ll consider making a contribution of any size. It’s a great investment, if I do say so myself. And, no matter what, I hope you’ll “paws” — sorry, couldn’t resist! — to say hello to Sgt. Gonzalez and me the next time you see us.
Thanks a lot!
Thank you for your support! When our campus community comes together we can do great things!
When you gotta go, you gotta go, but it's not hard to keep our beautiful campus looking -- and smelling -- its best! A gift of $50 can help purchase my poop bags for two years!
A workin' girl has got to have her kibble too! High quality food keeps me at the top of my game so I can do my very best for the university!
Even an energetic Detection Dog needs a vacation every once in a while. Two $300 gifts will allow me to take a break from my daily duties and enjoy a little downtime!
Veterinary care is important to ensure that I am staying healthy and in tip-top shape to help the campus community. About six gifts of $500 each will help cover my vet and vaccine costs for a year.
Not only do I want to make sure that my new home here at Long Beach State stays safe, I want to be able to meet and protect our Long Beach community, too! Gifts at the $1,000+ level help me fund our community outreach efforts!