Instead of taking their coffee break in the company break room, Bonipak employees Gabriel Jaimes, Noemi Reyes and Andrea Velasquez spent part of their morning visiting with the dogs and cats of the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society. "We always wanted to come across the street during our lunch time to look at the dogs," Reyes and Velasquez said. "When our Human Resources director brought the idea to the company to volunteer our time during our break, we went with it." Though the doors to the facility are closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays, all three were on hand Tuesday morning — armed with treats and eager to pet and play — to fill a much-needed gap in the facility's training program.

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