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Students mourn loss of Carleton therapy dog Uncle Steven

Uncle Steven was Carleton's first therapy dog, and is being remembered as a "good boy extraordinaire."
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Uncle Steven, Carleton's first therapy dog, passed away this week. Photo/ Carleton University

Carleton's first therapy dog has died, and the small animal has left a big void for those who knew him around campus.

Uncle Steven passed away on Monday. The basset hound had been a therapy dog at Carleton since 2017.

Uncle Steven got his name because he reminded one student of her Uncle Steven. He gained a faithful following around campus, and was the subject of a video by Carleton journalism students.

Many students saddened by Uncle Steven's passing and have used social media to express their grief.

Carleton University has several other therapy dogs that visit the school's MacOdrum Library, and therapy dogs will be present every day during exams.




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