HHS Rescue Road Blog

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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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What You Need to Know about Pets and COVID-19

With news articles surfacing regarding a tiger in the Bronx Zoo testing positive for COVID-19, we wanted to share the most recent information from our own Dr. Kristin Tvrdik, who has been monitoring this situation closely. Here’s what she had to say about what we currently know related to COVID-19...

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Special Medical Needs Animals

In this new world of COVID-19, medical concerns are at the forefront of everyone's minds. Thankfully we know our pets cannot carry the virus. But life does carry on despite it all, and we've had a number of pets unexpectedly struggling through other medical issues. They have needed intensive help...

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Adoptions Will Continue on an Appointment-Only Basis

Beginning March 17th, all adoptions will be handled on an appointment-only basis, and we will be closed to non-adopting visitors.  Following is our appointment-only adoption process: If you are interested in adopting a pet, please fill out an online application. Next, please call...

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