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  2. Lake Humane Society Hosts Meet-and-Greet for College Students

In an effort to help college students struggling with depression, Lake Humane Society is hosting a special meetand-greet event with their furry friends.

According to a recent study, college students are facing a higher risk of depression and anxiety than ever before. Many students are overwhelmed with the stress of exams, papers, and other academic responsibilities, which can take a toll on their mental health. To help combat this issue, the Lake Humane Society is coming to Lake Erie College and offering an opportunity to meet their furry friends.

The event is designed to provide students with a safe and comforting environment where they can interact with animals and reduce their stress levels. The shelter has a variety of animals available for adoption, including dogs, cats, rabbits, and other small animals, all of whom are looking for a loving home.

Students will be able to spend time with the animals, play with them, and learn about the adoption process. The shelter will also have trained counselors on hand to offer support and advice to any students who may need it.

"We know that animals can have a profound impact on people's mental health," said Sarah Kirk. "We hope that by opening our doors to college students, we can provide a safe and nurturing environment where they can reduce their stress levels and maybe even find a new furry friend to take home."

The event is open to all college students in the Painesville area and will take place on 4/26/2023 from 11-3 at 7564 Tyler Blvd E, Mentor, OH 44060 The shelter requests that attendees wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines to ensure everyone's safety.

For more information about the event, or to learn more about adopting a pet from Lake Humane Society, please visit www.lakehumane.org.