'Country Roads Pet Resort' Announces COVID-19 Supportive Efforts, Offering Free Daycare for Fir
Following 'Stay at Home' previsions, local pet resort offer First Responders receive free daycare and all essential workers $1 daycare during statewide mandate.
By: County Roads Pet Resort
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice issued a statewide 'Stay at Home' order effective March 24, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. The move is forcing residents to stay at home except for "essential needs," while others working in what are deemed as "essential" occupations are still working with few options regarding day care for their pets.
Pet care has been listed as an essential occupation (https://dhhr.wv.gov/
• First Responders
• Healthcare Workers
• Grocery Stores & Food-related Occupations
• Financial Institutions
• Law Enforcement
The owners of County Roads Pet Resort realized that their team could do their part for essential workers by ensuring their pets receive the proper care and support during this global pandemic.
"We're all being impacted, but our free and $1 pet care services are our way of thanking first responders and local essential workers for their continued support and unwavering dedication during this time," says Cantu, who runs the resort with her husband Jesse.
She adds that this service will give workers more peace of mind. "They will now have one less thing to worry about, as their pet will be tired and happy from playing all day when they arrive for pickup. First responders and essential workers are understandably exhausted taking on the new challenges of a worldwide pandemic."
With the long hours expected of many healthcare workers, the long times alone at home for pets have shown to have a negative impact for pets and their families. Studies have shown negative effects on pets who are alone for a long period of time, including increased anxiety, weight and hair loss, rashes, and erratic behavior, among others.
They hope that their effort will be recognized by other pet care facilities worldwide and will help spur similar supportive actions in other communities. For those interested, pre-registration is required prior to dropping off a pet and can be done so on Charleston Pet Resort's website: www.countryroadspetresort.com
Country Roads Pet Resort serves as a hub for healthy pet care and contributes to local humane societies by raising money for animals in need, rescuing pets, donating training, and helping with the re-homing experience. Their slogan is "A Tired Pet Is A Good And Happy Pet."