The Orion

Pets are the best therapy

Photo credit: Grant Garnsey

Brittany Mcclintock

February 23, 2016

Dogs, and animals in general, bring this bundle of happiness that people just can’t deny. When you’re stressed which would you rather see, a litter of puppies or a baby? I bet it would be the puppies. See, I think animals are a form of therapy that is like no other. Dogs are being used now ...

The pros and woes of pet ownership

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Daisy Dardon

March 5, 2015

I think most people at some point have thought about getting a pet. I certainly have and I did. I got a puppy over Christmas break and it was one of the happiest moments in my life. Until I realized how much work he is. Having a pet is like having a child, no lie. They constantly ne...

The pros and woes of pet ownership

Illustration by Trevor Moore

Whitney Urmann

February 10, 2015

I have always been an animal person and no way would I have survived in a closet-sized room with a stranger and not have Calvin, my cuddly tabby. I set out and found a great two bedroom, two bathroom apartment that allowed animals. A year later my cat has since gone back to Idaho to enjoy 20 acres o...

Students step up to care for furry friends

Chico State juniors Nikki St. Laurent and Alexandra Monopoli cuddle with their cats Simba and Cleo. Photo credit: Catalina Friz

Claire Martinez

January 28, 2015

Students pack up all of their prized belongings in preparation for college, but one thing that doesn't fit in a suitcase is a childhood pet. While college brings freedom, some students may be wondering if it is time to get a pet of their own. Hannah Booth, an employee at the Butte Humane Society's Dog Adoption Center, works with an...

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Pets in college