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PAWS (Pet Away Worry and Stress) at Wilson Library – Spring 2024

By January 11, 2024January 29th, 2024No Comments


Join us during spring semester at Wilson Library (west bank) for PAWS (Pet Away Worry and Stress) from UMN Boynton Health. Drop in at any time to meet registered therapy animal teams—including dogs, bunnies, cats, chickens, and other therapy animals. Sessions are FREE and open to the University of Minnesota community.

Spring 2024 dates — Thursday’s 11:30 pm – 1:30pm

  • January 18
  • February 1
  • February 15
  • February 29
  • March 21
  • April 4
  • April 25
  • May 2

All are welcome!!

Boynton Health’s PAWS program provides Animal-Assisted Interactions (AAI) with registered therapy animals — including dogs, cats, rabbits, and chickens — and a licensed clinical social worker staffs each session.

While these sessions are not therapy, they are certainly therapeutic and part of the University’s initiative to support student mental health. PAWS is a safe, welcoming, and fun setting that is open and FREE to everyone who is part of the University of Minnesota community. No appointment is needed, and students are invited to attend PAWS as often as they can throughout the school year to interact with the therapy animals, their handlers, and other attendees.

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