Unconventional students at Rice: Kara Dugall

Last fall, senior Kara Dugall wrapped up her soccer career as a goalkeeper for the Rice Owls.

But her most important saves happened away from the pitch and on the Houston streets.

While at Rice she started Bluebelle’s Rescue, a nonprofit that is dedicated to feeding and rescuing stray dogs in Houston.

“We go out to an area in South Houston and feed 40-60 dogs, take pictures of them, post them and work to get them off the streets,” she said. “We try to educate people out there about keeping dogs healthy and keeping them and feeding them. Since 2014 we’ve rescued and found homes for over 300 dogs and a few cats.”

The Brown College senior from McKinney, Texas, is a biological sciences major and will be attending veterinarian school at Texas A&M this fall.

About Brandon Martin

Greetings, I am a video producer at Rice University in the Office of Public Affairs. I became a Rice Owl in June 2011. Before that, I was at KPRC-TV in Houston as a special projects photojournalist for seven years, where I covered everything from hurricanes to sports. Southeast Texas has been my home my entire life. I am lucky to have a wonderful wife and two of the cutest girls I have ever seen. Go Owls!