Maleah Stringer: 9 Lives program brings felines, prisoners together
The 9 Lives shelter cat prison program was established in 2009. The main motivation behind it was to save these cats' lives due to an overpopulation issue with unwanted cats in our community. The animals provide unconditional love, and the offenders care for the animals in return. It is definitely a win/win situation.
Building relationships through ministry
A group of about 20 AU students walk from campus to the Christian Center every Friday to volunteer. From about 4:15 to 7 p.m., they cook, dine, do dishes, chat and play games with the men at the shelter.