Therapy Dogs from Children’s Hospital L.A. Make Virtual Visits While Social Distancing

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

“At the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the dog therapy program has adapted to make sure their lineup of 127 four-legged friends can still visit patients, families and staff, even if via a computer screen. For the organizers — who haven’t missed a day of service in the past five years — the work-around was a must for their mission to continue….”

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‘Pets Together’ Program Helps Seniors, Nurses and More Have Virtual Playdates With Cute Animals

Animal Farm Foundation

“Animals — with their licks, cuddles, and silly antics — seem to make everything better.

We’ve seen the healing power of animals throughout the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as pet adoptions skyrocket, therapy animals bring joy to healthcare workers, and zoos throughout the country entertain us with live updates of their residents….”

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The ‘world’s worst cat’ just got adopted

Mitchell County Animal Rescue

“You might think being labeled the “World’s Worst Cat” would be an obstacle to finding a forever home, but not so.

Meet Perdita, a cat lovingly described by a rescue group as “just a jerk” — a kitty that stares “into your soul until you feel as if you may never be cheerful again” She’s the latest shelter pet to become an internet sensation….”

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17 dogs that really, really love sticks

Photo: Jaromir Chalabala/Shutterstock

“Many dogs love sticks. For some, it’s the thrill of the chase when the stick is thrown. Others just like the satisfaction of gnawing on wood. And some just like carrying around their prize like a trophy. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that sticks look a lot like bones. What’s not to love?….”

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