'Pets Together' Program Helps Seniors, Nurses and More Have Virtual Playdates With Cute Animals

Pets Together uses live video-conferencing platforms (Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.), to set up real-time visits where people can watch the animals and participate in friendly conversations with those who care for them.

"One of the many effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is social isolation and loneliness, which were already highly prevalent before the crisis," Stacey Coleman, executive director the foundation, said in a press release. "We designed Pets Together to adapt to these unprecedented circumstances by tapping into the power of pets to spread joy and bring people together."

Some of the animals available to chat include cows Muffin and Baby, dog and cat best friends Groot and Happy, and Marcus the horse.

Virtual meet-greets with the animals can be scheduled on the Pets Together website here.

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