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To keep pets in homes, animal welfare groups help owners


August 19, 2020

Early in May, Nydia Bonefont was concerned when her dog wouldn't eat and seemed lethargic. She realized that Papi, a 9-year-old Beagle/Cavalier mix, must have hurt himself — he cried when he was touched. But she was without income to pay for vet care.

"I lost my job a while ago, and then the pandemic started," she says. "I went in March to see the doctor for very bad bronchitis and asthma, and he said that I have to stay home because I was high-risk."

Fortunately, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has a clinic in her Brooklyn, New York, neighborhood where she h...

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