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May 1, 2014

Therapy dogs encourage students before finals

RICHMOND —

Everyone’s “best friends” lived up to their name Wednesday at Eastern Kentucky University.

And they couldn’t have come at a better time.

With final exams approaching next week, 14 dogs and their handlers from Pawsibilities Unleashed Pet Therapy were available on campus for stressed-out students to share and receive some love.

In addition to the handlers and dogs, nearly 30 students from groups including animal studies majors and resident assistants were invited to assist as volunteers.

The dogs, handlers and volunteers went to different areas of campus throughout the day and evening, including the Powell Building, the Fitness and Wellness Center and the Crabbe Library.

 

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