Student and staff pets unleashed on 'pawesome' pet wall

Rows of square images of pets lined up on a white wall

  • 20 January 2020
  • 1 min read

A 'pet wall' of over 100 pets featuring a fostered donkey and a dog in a motion capture suit is on display within the Eldon building.

The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries created a pet wall for students to put up pictures of their furry loved ones in order to combat homesickness and bring a smile to passers-by.

The wall, which can be found on the first floor of Eldon Building in the South Wing, has grown in size and popularity as the wall now also features staff members' pets, although photos from students get priority.

Polaroid image of a donkey
Polaroid of husky called Storm wearing a motion capture suit
Polaroid of dog Bobby with a crazy expression playing with his toy

Among the featured pets is Storm the husky, sporting a bespoke motion capture suit helping her human with a student project at the University to help provide motion capture (MOCAP) data of a dog for a prototype game.

Chou Chou is the only donkey to be displayed on the pet wall and originally came as one of a pair after being fostered from a donkey sanctuary a few years ago. She is a very well behaved donkey and has a fondness for ginger biscuits.

Students can use a QR code on the wall to see details on how to add their own pet to the collection. So, next time you’re in the Eldon Building or had a ‘ruff’ day, don’t ‘fur-get’ to check out the pet wall.

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