NMU students de-stress with help from furry friends

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - For many students finals week can be a stressful time. SuperiorLand Pet Partners were at Northern Michigan University Tuesday night to help with just that.

The group brings their pets for the students to relax, de-stress and take a break from hitting the books. Bijou the dog, Casper the cat and even Kirby the therapy horse were at NMU for a visit Tuesday. One young man is working with the group for a merit badge in scouting, he says he sees the value of having pets everyday.

"I have two dogs myself and I see it everyday," said Jack Stanaway, Scout. "If I come home from a bad day and I sit with my dogs, it's relaxing and it's really nice."

"What you have with students during exam week is not only students stressed out about their classes, but they're away from home," said Patty Cornish, one of the Co-Founders of SuperiorLand Pet Partners. "They're away from their animals and this gives them a perfect opportunity to interact with our pets."

The SuperiorLand Pet Partners were founded back in 2002. The group also recently held a training session for new handlers.