Purdue hoops star spends free time walking abandoned shelter dogs

Purdue student-athlete Matt Haarms walks abandoned dogs in his free time. (Courtesy: Purdue Basketball)
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WTHR) — You probably assume that a student-athlete spends his or her free time studying or hanging out with friends.

But Purdue student Matt Haarms goes beyond that.

Haarms, who plays on Purdue's basketball team, spends his free time volunteering at Natalie's Second Chance Dog Shelter, where he walks and interacts with abandoned dogs.

Purdue Basketball tweeted out a video of Haarms visiting the shelter.


"This story will cheer you up if you're having a Ruff Day," Purdue Basketball wrote in its caption.