‘PuppyCam’ Event Brings Fur, Fun to Campus
For the third year in a row, NIH hosted PuppyCam, a live event held Feb. 13 in conjunction with Hero Dogs, Inc., an organization that “improves quality of life for our nation’s heroes by raising, training and placing service dogs and other highly skilled canines, free of charge with lifetime support of the partnerships.”
The event is also sponsored by the Children’s Inn at NIH, whose on-site companion dog Zilly oversees the affair.
Throughout the event held on the FAES Terrace in Bldg. 10, NIH live-streamed on Twitter a group of service-dogs-in-training and therapy dogs while NIH experts gave brief talks on mindfulness, stress reduction and pet therapy.
Two-legged participants included NIH director Dr. Francis Collins, NIDDK director Dr. Griffin Rodgers, NHGRI director Dr. Eric Green, NCCIH director Dr. Helene Langevin and other leading NIH scientists.
There were 30,000 live views, and the video had nearly 47,000 views and was still growing on Twitter just days after the event.