Students swap books for barks

By Anna Whyte

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Studying students were in for a furry treat this week, when the Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and Tauranga SPCA collaborated to bring puppies to the library.

Frankie, Kimi and Rocky, all abandoned puppies under 6-months-old, provided students with a break from the books when they visited the Windemere and Bongard campuses.

Travel management student Emma Turner said wanted to attend the puppy day when she first heard about it.

Early childhood education student Hannah Eva said she had seen a sign advertising the puppy day.

Photo/Andrew Warner
Photo/Andrew Warner

"I was like, yes!" It's such a good distraction," she said.

Student experience co-ordinator Brenna Roband said it was an opportunity for students to "take a paws".

"By the end all three dogs were asleep, it was two hours of full-on playing," she said.

Tauranga SPCA volunteer Sandra Leong said it was a good opportunity for the puppies to socialise.

"The students are good for the dogs, and the dogs give as much back for the students," she said.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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