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Therapy dogs help students deal with the stress of finals

More than 200 students had stopped by at noon (Source: WALB) More than 200 students had stopped by at noon (Source: WALB)
The dogs were more than happy to sit in laps and pose for pictures (Source: WALB) The dogs were more than happy to sit in laps and pose for pictures (Source: WALB)
"It's helps the students more, they really de-stress with the dogs," said Cofver (Source: WALB) "It's helps the students more, they really de-stress with the dogs," said Cofver (Source: WALB)

ABAC has also found a way to help students cope with the stresses of finals week. 

Four legged friends were brought to campus today as "Dog Daze" kicked off. 

Students can play with the certified therapy dogs, take pictures and focus on something other than their studies for a few minutes. 

They're set up in the meadows, which most students have to walk by to get to class or the library. 

"They also get a little homesick by this point so they connect with the dogs a lot because they have dogs at home. They're so stressed about about finals starting and classes so they pet the dogs on the way to class and finals start tomorrow so this is a good way for them to start off," said Rebecca Cofver, organizer. 

More than 200 students had stopped by at noon today and the dogs were scheduled to be there until late in the afternoon. 

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