May 14, 2015

Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE - Students at John A. Logan College can participate in a little “puppy therapy” at the Puppy Power Hour on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Waterfall Courtyard at Logan.  The event is sponsored by Campus Support Services and Student Activities.

“This is a program that community colleges and universities have been doing the past few years, and it’s been really successful, so we decided to try it here,” said Amy Bafford, manager of campus support services at JALC, who helped organize the event. “It’s a way to give students a break from their studies and allow them to de-stress from the pressures of finals week by petting and interacting with puppies and dogs.”   

Bafford said the college has teamed up with St. Francis Animal Shelter in Murphysboro.

“They will be bringing puppies and some dogs, and they will all be on leashes,” Bafford said.  “Students and staff members will be able to pet or play with the animals and also take them for short walks around the courtyard. The puppies are all available for adoption so maybe this event will help find new homes for some of them as well. That way it’s a win-win situation for everybody.”

For more information about the Puppy Power Hour, contact Bafford at 618-985-2828 or 618-457-7676, Ext. 8280 or by email at


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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Dr. Steve O’Keefe at 618-985-2828 ext. 8569 or email at