This is such a great idea and it happened right here in Sacramento. The Sacramento SPCA and Lend-A-Heart Foundation showed up to Sac State right before stressful finals with animals for students to cuddle up to.
There were dogs, a rabbit named Slipper and kittens on hand to help ease stress and anxiety. Dawn Foster from the SPCA explained,
“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.”
She also said,
“Five minutes with a cat or dog can really clear their mind.”[embed]https://www.facebook.com/sacstate/photos/a.199085946768440.51824.181626185181083/1767731003237252/?type=3&theater[/embed]
See a video from the event HERE.