Therapy Dogs Helped to Relieve Stressful Students
By Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing
Central Arizona College’s Signal Peak Campus Library and Student Leadership Organization recently partnered together with Pets in Need Action League (P.I.N.A.L) to help students relieve stress during mid-terms.
This past week, Canines with Class, which is part of P.I.N.A.L. brought several therapy dogs to the campus and it proved to be a success. More than 75 students, along with some CAC staff, took the opportunity to spend some relaxation time petting the dogs.
Sherri Freedman, Coordinator of Student Engagement explained, “Studies have shown that animals are a great way to relieve stress.” She added, “It was amazing to see the interaction between the dogs and students and it provided them a brief break from their studies to relax. Many students have asked when we are doing this again.”