For the past few weeks, Health Heelers Inc. brought in therapy dogs (and a cat) to UWM for animal therapy sessions for students. The first session was held at the Golda Meir Library on Apr. 5 and in the Fireside Lounge in the Union on Apr. 13, where large numbers of students showed up to play with the furry companions.
Health Heelers, founded in 2005 by Laura Hay, focuses on helping students and others in need of stress relief through animal therapy in a safe environment. UWM is one of many schools that Health Heelers and Hay have visited.
“It’s so wonderful to be here,” said Hay “I’m delighted to see Health Heelers was able to bring this service to UWM and to such a large student body, faculty and staff.”
There will be another therapy dog event on May 12 in the Golda Meir Library for students to destress during finals week.
If interested, Health Heelers accepts applications for volunteers. The link to the application is here.
Below is a photo gallery of the students with the therapy dogs.