Sacramento SPCA Gives Sac State Students Animal-Filled Stress Relief


Sacramento State college students were treated to some fluffy de-stressing as they get ready for finals. Animals from the Sacramento SPCA and Lend-A-Heart Foundation were on campus for the “Stress-Less Puppies” event to play, cuddle, and ease anxiety for students gearing up for the end of semester exams.

There were dogs, a rabbit named Slipper, and at least one kitten on hand to give and receive all the good feels. “It’s a really great feeling to watch students interact with the dogs and manage their stress during finals season,” says Jessica Virk, Student Health and Counseling Services student manager.

“For students who currently can’t adopt a pet due to their schedule or housing restrictions, this event offers a wonderful opportunity for them to feel like they have a pet again,” explains Dawn Foster, director of marketing and communications for the Sacramento SPCA. “This is also a great way for students to keep life in perspective and not get tunnel vision during finals. Five minutes with a cat or dog can really clear their mind.”

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