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#WeSeeYouKSHB: Local pet organization brings furry friends to nursing home

Posted at 12:23 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 18:15:50-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pets For Life, Inc. in Kansas City usually visits Aberdeen Village nursing home on a regular basis, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they aren't allowed inside.

The organization teamed up with the staff at Aberdeen Village to do a parade with some pups around the outside of the building.

Organizers told 41 Action News that they want to bring residents comfort during this time and hope this will lift their spirits.

The nonprofit, volunteer-run organization has been around for about 35 years and they have a little over 190 facilities across the metro.

Pets For Life uses certified therapy teams made up of pets and volunteers to enhance the care and treatment of people in local hospitals, nursing homes and other care facilities.

Wednesday was the first attempt at a modified visit since the stay-at-home orders began.

Pets For Life program director Sharon Woodrum told 41 Action News that they want to try to provide their services the best they can right now.

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