Therapy Pets will be here to help you relax in the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library from 6-8 pm on Thursday, December 14, 2017. Bark Avenue on Parade, a volunteer-based nonprofit, brings the dogs onto campus, while the rabbits and guinea pigs come from the Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society.
Karen Batdorf, the circulation supervisor at the library who organizes the therapy animal events, said several hundreds of students always turn out to visit the furry friends. She says the animals create a happy atmosphere in the library when they visit.
With end-of-semester assignments and final exams weighing on your minds, the pets help bring some calm into your day.
“We hope, overall, that another piece of this project is to create experiences for students that show that the library and university is for you,” Batdorf said. “We want to support you and help you do your best – and you can do your best and feel well.”
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