Meet the dog that is helping frontline hospital workers to battle coronavirus pandemic
His name is Wynn, he is on the frontline of Denver’s fight against the Covid-19, who offers comfort and cuddles to the doctors.
How exactly is he helping the medics? - he visits the emergency room at Rose Medical Center and is trained to become an assistance dog to adults, children and veterans with disabilities for the non-profit organization Canine Companions for Independence.
But really, how is he making an impact? – he is showing love to emergency room doctors, who are taking a break from their shift. He is sitting next to them while also listening to meditating music.
Before doctors can cuddle Wynn, they are required to wash their hands in order to prevent the possible spread of germs.
The dog owner, Ryan, believes that dogs can have a positive impact on doctors and nurses during this difficult time. 'Seeing stuff and hearing stuff that you can't unsee has an impact on you,' she said.
'That's where the dogs come in. When you are in the presence of the dog and petting them you are taking a moment to ground yourself at that present time.'
Wynn will be under the Ryan’s care until she is 22 months old, and then she'll move on to a professional training program at one of the organization's training centers.
More than 520,427 coronavirus cases have been confirmed until today, with over 23,595 deaths. In the United States, there are 81,714 confirmed cases with over 1,143 deaths.
Many pet owners know how important the companion of our beloved animals can be, especially the joy they bring when you arrive home.
And now, as most of the population around the world is on lockdown, many pet owners have started to share funny pictures of how they currently cope with sharing “their territory” between them.
Bemorepanda has collected a compilation of top cute and adorable pictures that show how much joy and affection pets can bring during self-isolation.
A dog wearing a protective mask is seen with its owner inside an autorickshaw in Chennai, India, March 30, 2020. / P. Ravikumar
A man wearing a protective mask walks his dog in Bari, Italy March 31, 2020. / Alessandro Garofalo
A man relaxes with his dog on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 26, 2020. / Ricardo Moraes
A dog looks out the window as a boy studies at home via video conference in Rome, Italy, March 30, 2020. / Alberto Lingria
A dog wears a mask on a street in Shanghai, China March 22, 2020. Aly Song
Home veterinarian Wendy Jane McCulloch examines 8-year-old cat Ivy at the closed Botanica Inc. office as she makes client home visits, in Manhattan, New York City, March 31, 2020. / Caitlin Ochs
A man wearing a face mask and his dog look out of a window in Prague, Czech Republic, March 24, 2020. / David W Cerny
A cat lies in a window near a theatre in Oberammergau, Germany, March 19, 2020. Bavaria's Passion Play, staged every decade since the 1630s when villagers thanked God for the end of the plague, has been postponed for two years due to the spread of the coronavirus. / Andreas Gebert
A dog looks through an apartment window in Washington, March 17, 2020. / Carlos Barria
Lea, 19, plays with her cat as she studies at home during the coronavirus lockdown in Moorsel, Belgium March 31, 2020. / Francois Lenoir
Old people are the one that pass through the coronavirus pandemic very hard. This is the moment when a lot of people unite and help each other, at the same time respecting the social
-distancing. Neighbors started helping each other and finding solutions to do this for the old generation, that now can’t get out of their house.
Sunny is a golden retriever, that helps the neighbor, Renee, to get her groceries. Renee is strictly respecting the social-distrancing, and spent her time at home, being in serious isolation, so she even can’t get out to the store. She is an old women, who has serious respiratory problems and can be easily infected.
Recently, Sunny, the dog, got famous for delivering goods to the neighbor, offering a helping paw to Renee. Sunny’s owner, Eveleth, is knowing very well her neighbor, Renee, they are living near each other for nearly a decade, so of course knowing of Renee health problems.
It is known that COVID-19 is dangerous to people who have underlying conditions, which means some health problems, especially respiratory problems. So, to protect herself, Renee decided to strictly self-isolate. That was the moment when Eveleth decided to make Sunny her neighbor’s delivery dog.
The delivery is done very simple: “She got the list, she gave it to Sunny, Sunny brought it to me. I went to the store, got her groceries, and he delivered them all to her,” mentioned Eveleth.
Sunny’s assistance is not harmful for Renee, that makes it even better than a person’s help, according to the World Health Organization, dogs can’t get or pass COVID-19 to humans. “There is no evidence that a dog, cat or any pet can transmit COVID-19,” the organization said in its statement.
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