UNM’s Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity hosts ‘Pike’s Paws’ events

Audrey Claire Davis | Oct 23, 2023

The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at the University of New Mexico (UNM) is stepping up to raise funds for Albuquerque Animal Welfare with a series of events. Designed with a focus on philanthropy and community engagement, “Pike’s Paws” will include a variety of local participants, along with opportunities for community members to help out.

On Wednesday, October 25, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., the fraternity will host an event including local vendors, pet adoptions, free microchipping vouchers, and more for a $5 entry fee. The adoption event will be held at 1700 Sigma Chi Road in northeast Albuquerque.

On Friday, October 27, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Pi Kappa Alpha will host a dog costume contest, dog talent show, Dog Olympics, and a silent auction, all of which will be held at the fraternity’s Sigma Chi Road location. Tickets for the Dog Olympics are $2; all proceeds from the week’s events will go toward Albuquerque’s Animal Welfare Department and the winning sorority’s choice of charity.

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