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May 20, 2020

They weren’t able to pet them but some of man’s best friends paid a visit to a group of senior citizens.

Gracie and Brownie had to show their charm and warmth through the windows of the Bickford Assisted living facility on Sioux City’s northside.

While they couldn’t come inside, any type of pet therapy can have health benefits, like lowering blood pressure, reducing stress, and helping ease depression.

Kelly Erie with the Siouxland Humane Society told us, “we call this pet therapy with a twist, what is it’s us doing pet therapy outside so the residents can still see the pets. We know the connection people have with pets and pets have with people and right now is more important than anything so if we can put a smile on someone’s face or make someone’s day then that’s what we are here for and that’s what we are going to do.”

The pet team from the Siouxland Humane Society visits Bickford once a month.

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