WABI, BDN cover therapy dog visit at Fogler

WABI (Channel 5) and the Bangor Daily News reported on the latest visit by certified therapy dogs to the University of Maine’s Fogler Library. The library offers therapy dog visits to give students a mental break during stressful study sessions as the semester winds down, according to the WABI report. “It’s just calming and it takes your attention off of finals for 20 minutes at least,” said first-year student Isabella DiCaro. “They’re nonjudgmental, they’re nonverbal,” said dog handler Julie Ireland. “We spend a lot of time with verbal in our lives and I think being able to communicate with an animal nonverbally is great for adults and kids.” The Associated Press also reported on the visit, citing the BDN story. U.S. News & World Report carried the AP article.