HHS Rescue Road Blog

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How to Keep Your Pet Calm & Mentally Stimulated During COVID-19

By Melissa Kauffman During these tough times, taking care of our mental health should be a priority. Social distancing is hard for us, but has anyone asked how our pets have been handling it? Many of us are locked in for the majority of the day, but explaining why to our pets is impossible. Not...

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The Forgotten Animals

In recent weeks, we’ve experienced a decline in the number of animals needing transport from our local and southern partner shelters, and we’ve found ourselves asking internally, where have all the animals gone? The answers are helping us forecast what the future might look like.  During COVID-19,...

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Medical Care for Shelter Pets During COVID-19

While HHS is following CDC, AVMA and WHO directives during the pandemic, we are balancing that with our mission to continue helping homeless animals who still rely on our support not only for care, enrichment and housing, but also for medical needs. Illinois has yet to apply any mandates regarding...

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Staying In Touch While Being Apart

Sending Letters from Dogs and Cats During the COVID-19 shutdown, finding ways to stay in touch with all of the recipients of our Therapaws Pet Therapy work has been a challenge.  But recently we came up with a way to let our Therapaws friends know are all thinking of them…especially our therapy...

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Quarantined? Here are Five Ways To Exercise Your Dog Indoors

By Melissa Kauffman There's a reason we call dogs man's best friend. But that friendship is a two-way street. There are so many benefits of having a dog as a pet, yet there’s always the consideration of the responsibilities that come with that pet. There’s a time and effort that goes into training...

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