Newsday Tuesday – How to Help Pets in 2020

This is day two of National Feed a Rescue Pet Week. Did you send in a donation or deliver pet food to a local shelter or rescue group? Maybe you’d like to do something special and you’re not sure what the shelters need. Here’s a site that might help:

If you still haven’t decided who to help, here’s a site with links to some of the top pet charities

And to top off this post, I just had to share what some pets are doing for us in this pandemic. For example, dogs are being trained to detect COVID in people. Wow! Here’s the link to that story.

And you’ll love and probably agree with the premise of this article. The title is, “Pandemic Blues. Our Pets Have Been Waiting for This Moment.” In fact, researchers are studying the affect our pets have on us in difficult times like never before. According to the article, “Assistant professor and researcher in Colorado State University’s School of Social Work, Jen Currin-McCulloch says the results of two large surveys show the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing us together with our pets like never before, and our pets are helping to reduce feelings of depression, anxiety, and loneliness.” Read more about this study here:


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