Hop on The Pet Train & Support your local community during COVID-19.
COVID-19 has had a deep impact on many people's income, jobs and health. We created The Pet Train to donate COVID-19 emergency assistance funds to a local 501 (c) (3) organization serving Fairfax County, McLean Share.
"This year McLean Share is helping the local authorities with emergency COVID-19 assistance. While Fairfax County social workers continue to work up every case where a request exceeds a nominal amount, McLean Share has been a direct resource in making financial contributions. It’s a great cause!” says Karen Rosenberg, Owner at KSR Pet Care.
Not only will this program create togetherness through participation in a common, local cause but it will help citizens who are in financial need, without a job or ill due to COVID-19 in the best possible way.
“Pets are the center of our business but pets also play a crucial role in the joy and happiness of families, our clients,” says Kristina Robertson of Barkley Square. “With this campaign we want to prevent pets to become victims of the COVID19 pandemic as well as help their owners. Families are suffering here and now because of loss of income, loss of life or illness. As much as we want to help our community, we also want our donation of emergency funds to help pets stay healthy and well-fed with their families.”
How can you participate in the Pet Train? You can help the campaign not by donating money, but photos.
“It’s easy and you do not need to be a client of our business,” says General Manager Christy Kline of KSR Pet Care. “If you live in Virginia, you can email or upload up to 3 pet portraits of a cat/dog in your household. The deadline is November 23, so we can deliver our donation just in time for Thanksgiving. You can send in one pet per portrait and each portrait shows a different pet. One approved portrait equals $1.00.”
"The idea behind creating The Pet Train or never-ending collage of pet portraits is that looking at fuzzy, cute pet faces has a healing effect on people. As a business we have known that for years!” says Office manager Julie Lessner of KSR Pet Care.” We may not be able to visit you, but we can bring love and cuteness to your home via the internet. Our website https://ksrpetcare.com will display the photo train and you can also see the photos on Flickr at https://www.flickr.com/photos/pettrain.” For more info, please read press release 0928/20 and press release 101520
The Pet Train has 80+ passengers at this time. Look at these happy faces! Read their names on the side: