14 Dec '17, 2pm

[Mothership] University of Hong Kong now has a therapy dog to help relieve students of their exam stress

Meet Jasper, a therapy dog at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Advertisement Students and staff at the university can book 30-minute sessions with Jasper during the exam period that started from last month, when the launch of the pilot programme was announced. Participants can play with Jasper, talk to him, pet him and run their hands through his thick, luscious fur to destress and forget about their upcoming exams temporarily. Screenshot via Youtube . Advertisement Giving back to the community Jasper was adopted from a shelter in 2009 by Gary Chin, the HKU Libraries’ public relations and development manager. Despite being abandoned at a shelter, the English sheepdog was friendly when interacting with people, and made an instant connection with Chin and his wife, Cordelia Chan, who’s also a staff member at the same university. As Jasper is has an affable nature , the cou...

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