With midterms coming to a close, students have found themselves stressed and stretched thin. To combat this, Kristina Moquin, a mental health counselor on campus, alongside Love on a Leash, an organization that utilizes service dogs to help others, worked together to create Wellness Week. Services that were provided included depression screenings Oct. 19 and therapy dog sessions throughout the week.
Brett Goldberg, a community advocate in Wilson Hall, said he hadn’t heard about the event, and he had encountered the dogs by chance in the Angell College Center. He originally mistook the dogs to be service animals, but still approached them to engage and pet them.
The golden retriever Crosby and great dane Luci Mae have commonly been mistaken as service animals.
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