Pet a puppy, relieve finals stress at Mississippi school

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 8, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Students doggedly studying for finals have the opportunity to relieve stress through puppy playtime at the University of Southern Mississippi this week.

The Hattiesburg American reports (http://hatne.ws/1R7xHM2 ) that the Southern Miss Honors College has partnered with Southern Pines Animal Shelter to offer the puppy therapy event. About 25 students participated Monday.

The event, held at Honor House, is open to any student who may need a little pick-me-up.

Brittany Curtzwiler of Southern Pines Animal Shelter helps students relieve some stress during finals week, and it helps the puppies become social and energetic.

One of the first puppy therapy events was held last year at the Honor House and has since expanded. It's now around midterms and other times throughout the semester.

___

Information from: The Hattiesburg American, http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast