Illustration of a student walking their dog and another student petting their dog. Illustration by Kiki Kozak | The Daily Tar Heel
Illustration of a student walking their dog and another student petting their dog. Illustration by Kiki Kozak | The Daily Tar Heel

‘It can really work wonders’: Dogs on campus provide students support, piece of home

Students diagnosed with mental health disabilities are allowed to request approval for ESAs to live in on-campus housing.


After growing up around cats, rabbits, frogs, llamas, donkeys, axolotls and more, first-year Ella Parry found herself sometimes feeling anxious and detached from home when she moved to UNC without a furry companion.

Following the active shooter on campus last August, she decided to remedy the emotions she felt by applying for an Emotional Support Animal. Read more…


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