MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Monday, March 23 is National Puppy Day and Cuddly Kitten Day. Ruff Start Rescue is still operating despite COVID-19.

They have animals that need to be adopted and fostered and are continuing their work due to being a foster-based rescue.

Dog and cats have not been shown to transmit COVID-19. Pets are known to help reduce loneliness, stress, and depression.