The Water Bowl: Law Students Get Therapy Dog for Stress; Plus, Dog Found a Month After Fire!
03/23/2011 AT 11:21 AM EDT
Starting next week, Yale law students can use their library cards to do more than just check out books. The school announced that Monty the therapy dog (not pictured) will be available for 30-minute check out to help relieve stressed out students. "It is well documented that visits from therapy dogs have resulted in increased happiness, calmness and overall emotional well-being," Blair Kauffman, the law librarian, told students in an email. When he's not working, the dog, who is apparently hypoallergenic, will be kept in a non-public space in the library.-- New York Times
A month after her Boston apartment went up in flames and she thought she lost everything, Terisa Acevedo discovered her 2-year-old Dashsund Lola in the rubble. "I called out her name and she started crying, she's been in the house the whole time," Acevedo said. The dog is recovering at a nearby animal hospital and will be back with her owner this week.--MyFoxBoston.com
A bakery in Rutherford, N.J., is selling cupcakes for a cause: this week the Sweet Avenue Bake shop is giving a portion of their proceeds to the Associated Humane Societies of New Jersey who are caring for a dog named Patrick who was put in a plastic bag, thrown down trash chute and survived.--CBS New York
The animal-rights group Dogs Deserve Better has failed to raise enough money to buy convicted dogfighter Michael Vick's compound, formerly called Bad Newz Kennels. The Pennsylvania-based group had planned to turn the property into a rehab center for chained and penned dogs.
--Richmond Times Dispatch
A Manhattan woman jumped into the Hudson River on Tuesday after her wheaten terrier, Boogie, jumped in to follow a bird. As Molly Pfeiffer and her dog dangled on a nearby pylon, a passerby spotted her and called 911 for help. "He saved my life and Boogie's," Pfeiffer said of the stranger.