One Furry Thing: Adopt a Pet and Get Some Free Beer

Animal shelters are being impacted by the coronavirus — CNN reported last night that across the US they are closing and canceling adoptions due to shelter in place orders, but abandoned animals are still coming in.  They are starting to get crowded and need help placing animals as quickly as they can.  Anheuser-Busch stepped in to help in one region of the country with the animal shelter overcrowding.  They launched a campaign offering a three months’ supply of its beer to 500 people who adopt or foster a dog from Midwest Animal Rescue in Minnesota.  We challenge other businesses who are doing well during the outbreak to do the same!

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One Cool Thing: International Red Panda Day

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