I love it. Operation Pet Pals– brilliant idea!
We take comfort in stuffed animals no matter what age we are. Donating small stuffed dogs and cats to help comfort people in otherwise uneasy situations is a wonderful idea and incredible gesture. Reading the website brought tears to my eyes. We forget about how lonely a senior in a nursing home might be or how a child and a parent fleeing from a violent home might not be able to bring anything along with them. A small stuffed dog or cat can help ease the pain that one feels inside for whatever they are going through.
Why cats and dogs? To encourage local businesses to give back to animal shelters and rescues instead of shopping for a pet in a store.
The entire concept is so thoughtful! Thanks to Spike Taylor for being the inspiration behind it!