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Shelter dogs help students unwind before finals

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REDDING, Calif. - Students at Shasta College and Simpson University are unwinding this week to forget about the stress of finals with the help of four legged friends from Haven Humane Society.

It's called Pause for Paws, an idea Haven Humane Society adopted a few years ago. CEO Mark Storrey said it's a great time for the animals and students to just play around and have fun.

He heard about the idea after a similar event from another shelter. Storrey said it's therapy for not only the students but also the dogs.

"This is about awareness about who we are, what we do. It's great that we get to come out here and show a dog like Brad Pitt who's a fantastic dog. And they get the word out and take pictures and put them on Facebook so ultimately it does help them get adopted but not necessarily here," said Storrey.

Haven Humane will be at Simpson University Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. They're also offering a special on adoption fees this week. $25 for both cats and dogs for anyone who donates a new unwrapped toy to Stuff the Bus.

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