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With Exams Approaching, Puppies to the Rescue


Student with puppyAs the final days of the Fall 2012 semester approach, students once again face the spectre of final exams and all the tension and stress they represent. But not to worry -- puppies to the rescue!

By popular demand, Mason Law will host its traditional pre-exam puppyfest on Friday, November 30, at 11:00 a.m. in an effort to ease the demands of study, if only briefly, for its law students.

For a two-hour period that day, students can put aside their books and outlines and turn their attention to the joys of watching puppies cavort, snuggling with a small creature on the shoulder, or getting a few much-needed licks on the face or hand.

The visiting puppies come to Mason Law via A Forever-Home Rescue Foundation, a non-profit dog rescue group in Chantilly that operates in the Northern Virginia/Washington Metropolitan area. Its stated goal is finding permanent homes for dogs by making quality dogs available for adoption and matching prospective adopters with the right animal. 

The event, now referred to as "Puppy Day," was the brainchild of law school staff member Rusty O'Connor and is made possible by Debbie Marson of the foundation, who arrives along with her volunteers and the puppies, which are placed in small enclosures in the law school atrium, there to await the ministrations of students longing for a quiet moment in the midst of a hectic time.

Plan to spend some time in the Levy Atrium between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on November 30 to enjoy the opportunity to connect with these little creatures, all of whom are in need of permanent homes.