PAWS Volunteers Attend SU Office of Disability De-Stress Event

Pet Therapy at Syracuse University

By Mary Beth Coniglio

On April 19, PAWS of CNY volunteers attended the Syracuse University Office of Disability de-stress event. Any student who received services through the office was able to attend. The PAWS of CNY volunteers that attended included Peggy Byrne and Ellie, Christy Nappy and Charliem and Anna Mayerhofer and Lumpi.
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PAWS of CNY Volunteers Participate in Syracuse University Virtual Reality Class Project

By Mary Beth Coniglio

Melanie Hoover and her cat Valentino and Peggy Byrne and her golden retriever Ellie participated in this event. The students were interested in seeing how a “virtual pet therapy visit” would impact a person’s health compared to a live visit. They met in the community space in one of the student’s sorority houses with several students.
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