Pets For Life in Pet Service Deserts 🐱 🐢 πŸ‡ 🦜

Have you ever heard of a pet service desert? It’s a community where services for pets are not available or affordable. Families in pet service deserts live in low-income areas. But the Humane Society of the US (HSUS) Pets For Life (PFL) program is working to close the gap in pet wellness services.

Poverty creates barriers in access to health care, quality food and veterinary care. One source noted and that the “extreme lack of access to pet resources is a national crisis” that is often ignored.

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A Dog a Day Keeps the Doctor Away 😷

Sometimes the daily work doldrums can get to you. My routine is to add a bit of sunshine to my day by petting dogs. I try to make a daily visit to places where dogs, pet parents and dog walkers hang out.

I also visit dog parks, public areas, parks, and designated dog areas to increase my chances of petting a dog. Any dog will do: big, medium, small, or pint size.

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