Photos: Pet Away Stress

Mika, a 3-month-old Shiba Inu (right), plays with Gypsy, a 9-month-old pitbull (left), at the Pet Away Stress event May. 4, 2016 (Shelton Burch | The Collegian)

The Purple Power Animal Welfare Society and K-State Counseling Services teamed up to bring 11 dogs of various breeds to campus for the “Pet Away Stress” event on May 4, 2016. Students were able to pet and play with dogs for free. The event took place in the Quad.

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Shelton grew up in the desert southwest. A native of Lancaster, California, he mostly grew up in south Phoenix, Arizona; Austin, Texas; and Colorado Springs, Colorado before moving to Kansas and graduating from Junction City High School. He started working as a news writer for the Collegian in 2009 before taking a three-year break from college. He returned to K-State in 2013 and has since worked for the news desk, feature desk, as a copy editor and now as a sports writer. He enjoys tap dancing, writing anything possible, reading court opinions and watching Arizona Coyotes hockey.