Pet therapy group visits campus, alleviates stress

Alexander Gustanski, Campus Reporter

Last week, the Fur Angels charity visited the Oakland Center. Handlers brought their dogs to OU for students to engage in canine therapy. The Fur Angels visited campus to help students with their first full week of in-person classes since December.

The Fur Angels are a pet therapy group that visits schools, nursing homes and medical facilities around Southeast Michigan. The group trains prospective members and their dogs for interacting with patients. The training is done by captains from the nationwide nonprofit Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs. After training, canines and their handlers are tested and then can become certified members. The organization currently has over 60 members.

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