Therapy donkeys help SUNY Plattsburgh students unwind

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) Donkeys are just one of the many therapy animals offered by the New York nonprofit Thera Pets.

The group brings animals anywhere by request, and Wednesday that was SUNY Plattsburgh. The campus had a wellness fair ahead of finals next week. May is also Mental Health Awareness Month.

Many students stopped by to see the therapy donkeys, take selfies and just de-stress.

"These animals work miracles, they do truly miracle work because they can make you feel better if you feel bad," said the group's Ken Besaw.

The organization says these kinds of events are a great outreach to educate people about different animals.