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Pets for the Elderly helps seniors adopt and keep pets amid pandemic

Every day, Pat Smith’s rescue dog, Brady, puts on a show for her.

Before she gives him a meal, she says, “Circles,” and he dances around and around. Then the mixed-breed pup sits politely until she puts down his bowl and says, “OK.”

Retired Michigan teacher Pat Smith says Brady is one of the smartest dogs she’s ever had and that he’s been a particular blessing during the coronavirus pandemic.Courtesy of Pets for the Elderly

During the daytime, Brady zooms in and out of his doggie doors, frequently checking on Smith or asking to play ball or head out

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Pets for the Elderly aims to bridge ‘isolation gap’ during the pandemic

Every day, Pat Smith’s rescue dog, Brady, puts on a show for her.

Before she gives him a meal, she says, “Circles,” and he dances around and around. Then the mixed-breed pup sits politely until she puts down his bowl and says, “OK.”

Pat Smith holds her dog, Brady.
Pat Smith holds her dog, Brady.

During the daytime, Brady zooms in and out of his doggie doors, frequently checking on Smith or asking to play ball or head out on a walk. At night, he cuddles in her lap while she watches TV. When she announces, “Time to go to bed,” he immediately runs outside to

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Purina And RedRover Deepen Commitment To Domestic Violence Survivors And Their Pets In Midst Of Pandemic With Help From Famous Friends | State

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As domestic violence incidences rise during the pandemic, this October, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Purina and RedRover are continuing their work to help survivors escape abuse with their pets by enlisting the help of friends to shine a light on the challenges that victims of abuse with pets too often face. Journalist and talk show host Tamron Hall and Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale are lending their voices as advocates for the Purple Leash Project – a national initiative founded by Purina and the nonprofit RedRover to provide more resources

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Pets Helped People Cope During Pandemic: Study

By Robert Preidt
HealthDay Reporter


WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Pets helped many people cope with the mental stress of being locked down during the coronavirus pandemic, a new study finds.

It included 6,000 people in Britain who were under lockdown between March 23 and June 1. About 90% had at least one pet.

Of those, more than 90% said their pet helped them cope emotionally with the lockdown and 96% said their pet helped keep them fit and active.

“Findings from this study also demonstrated potential links between people’s mental health and the

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The Critter Fixers Vets Know What it Takes to Keep Your Kitty Calm During Pandemic Changes

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Dr. Vernard Hodges and Dr. Terrence Ferguson of Critter Fixer Veterinary Hospital and the Nat Geo WILD’s Critter Fixers: Country Vets know that your cat, or any other pet, is part of the family.

The dynamic duo started their veterinary clinic — currently located in the rural Georgia city of Bonaire, which is about 100 miles south of Atlanta — 21 years ago. They have grown their practice from two men with a dream into a beloved, successful business that has dozens of employees and takes care of local pets throughout their lives.

“That’s who we are. We

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