Nothing makes social distancing better than a furry friend to keep you company and a cold beer in hand.
If there's anything that's going to make this self-isolation phase a bit better, it's a furry companion to cuddle with and some ice-cold beer. What's even better is that the beer can actually be free! Yes, you heard us right. You can actually get enough beer for three months and all of them are on the house. Allow us to tell you how.
Busch beer is offering a free 3-month supply of beer to adopt foster dogs, reports Insider. The beer company is looking to further increase the number of potential pet owners who are willing to adopt and not shop, and happily welcome a new pup into their homes during the Coronavirus pandemic. So from now until April 22, the beer brand is going to dish out 90 days of beer supply if you adopt or foster a dog in need through Midwest Animal Rescue & Services (MARS).
Busch Is Giving People A 3-Month Supply Of Beer If They Adopt A Dog https://t.co/YmQULkLK16— Þófaför: I follow back anipals! (@thofafor) March 28, 2020
The company has brought about this wonderful initiative as animal shelters and rescue centers around the country had to close down their premises due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. Busch is also donating $25,000 to MARS to help find animals loving homes across the country. This is really great of them; we mustn't forget about our loving animal friends during this crisis who still need our help and care.
“During these uncertain and lonelier times, people need an escape: cue the cute puppy memes and photos,” said a spokesperson for Busch in a statement. “But as much as we need those cute puppy pics to help get us through social distancing, it’s actually them who need us.” The spokesperson added: “Social distancing is better with a furry friend by your side and a cold beer in your hand.”
Now that more people have been self-quarantining themselves at home due to the novel Coronavirus outbreak, this is a great opportunity for interested individuals to foster a pet during this isolation phase. The CDC has stated that there is not enough evidence to suggest that animals, including pets, livestock, or wildlife, might be prone to COVID-19 infection at this point in time. However, that being said, it's always a good idea to practice healthy habits around pets and other animals, as there are other germs that can make people sick.
“Fostering feels good — to be able to do something that’s positive,” a family in San Francisco told People recently after taking in three terrier-mix puppies. “We know there are people who are sick and out of work. But you can’t go out and help, you can’t do much about it directly. It feels good to actually do something. Plus, the puppies are really cute.”.
Busch Offers 3 Months of Free Beer to Anyone Who Fosters a Dog During the Coronavirus Pandemic https://t.co/Lx6d2poIgV— People (@people) March 27, 2020
Animal shelters have come up with unique ways to help their animals in need. In California, we are seeing drive-thru pet fostering services. The idea and subsequent implementation were so well-received that one organizer said that they were floored by the overwhelming response. The director of Kern County Animal Services, Nick Cullen, said, "We rely on the public to adopt. When we don't have that avenue we're left with no option to get animals out of the shelter. It's not healthy to have an animal sit in a cage for 30 days."
1. A California shelter “put out a call on social media for emergency foster homes and announced a drive-thru pickup event on Tuesday. The response was incredible… By the end of Wednesday, 88 pets had been put in temporary homes”: https://t.co/Jj58QEYJ3x.— Nathan Winograd (@nwinograd) March 20, 2020
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