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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Sonny the Pom provides calm for students

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Local News

Sonny, an 8-year-old Pomeranian and his companion, Sherry Lynch, recently visited Northwestern Lehigh High School to help students decrease stress during exam week.

Lynch and Sonny, members of Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs, visited with 180 students and staff.

Students could visit with the 6-pound Pomeranian during exams to benefit from his calming energy.

According to a Washington State University study, petting animals, even if they are not one’s own, for 10 minutes, lowers stress levels.