Over 400 students visited the puppy and dog room set up by the Students’ Union at Trinity College Dublin last week.
It was the second year in a row that this event – organised by Peata Ireland, a voluntary organisation that arranges pet visits to caring institutions – took place on Trinity campus.
With the exam period approaching, the aim is to help students de-stress by bringing some furry friends onto campus to cuddle. This event saw 12 therapy dogs visit the college.
Students were asked to contribute by donating between 2-5 euro, and all the money raised will go straight to the organisation.
Considering the big turnout, Trinity SU’s Welfare Officer Ian Mooney said he is expecting to raise at least €800 euro this year.
The topic of dealing with stress has become particularly important after the HSE has released data showing that one in four people are suffering from sub-clinical stress
All photos credited to Gianluca Avagnina