Feel isolated? Our latest webinar series featuring Adoptable Houston Pets aims to teach you how animals can help us. Two-thirds of adults report experiencing social isolation and high levels of anxiety since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. That's according to “The Pandemic Effect: A Social Isolation Report,” a study conducted by AARP Foundation in collaboration with the United Health Foundation. Due to quarantine and social distancing, social isolation and loneliness have increased in adults since March 2020. While loneliness is a risk factor for a variety of health and psychological problems, interacting with animals is something that helps ease loneliness and can bring comfort during stressful times. Since the start of the pandemic, animal shelters and rescue organizations across the country have seen adoption rates soar. Join AARP and Best Friends Animal Society for a special webinar series focused on the benefits of human-pet interaction and the comfort, joy, and companionship only a furry friend can provide. Whether you have a pet and are looking to deepen your bond or this pandemic has you longing for social connection, this series may change your life. Participants will also receive a special 50% discount code to adopt a pet through Houston’s Best Friends adoption program. How You Can Help Pets in Your Community March 19 at noon CT Are you an animal lover interested in helping pets in need in your community? Join us for a webinar featuring special guests from Best Friends Animal Society, a national animal welfare organization which runs the largest no-kill animal sanctuary in the country. They have an outpost in Houston. Learn about the work being done to save animals right here in Houston and how you can help! There are lots of ways you can make a difference from fostering to volunteering to advocating. And you can even do it from the comfort of your home. As an added bonus, there will be some live appearances from some special dogs and cats available for adoption through Houston’s Best Friends adoption program. Register here. Once registered, AARP members, family, friends and guests will also receive a 50% discount code to adopt a pet through the Best Friends Houston adoption center. All pets adopted through Best Friends Animal Society are vaccinated, spayed or neutered and have a microchip. You will also receive a complimentary pet bowl for your new furry friend! Our special guests, both human and animal, look forward to virtually engaging with you from the comfort of your own home!
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