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Pet Patrol: Yara

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Yara

Yara

Would you care to chat? Yara is a great communicator, always meowing a greeting and vocalizing her opinions on any topic you’d care to discuss. Eight years young, Yara is a gentle, short-hair dilute calico. You won’t have to worry about her chewing on the furniture, because she has no teeth (which doesn’t stop her from eating). If you’d like to meet Yara, call We Care Animal Rescue at 707-963-7044 or email us at shelter@wecareanimalrescue.org.

A new study has found that letting kids sleep next to their pets can help them to get better rest. As part of the study, 188 people aged 11 to 17 were asked about their sleeping habits and whether or not they have a pet. Those who “frequently” shared their bed with a dog, cat or rabbit enjoyed better sleep than those who didn’t. These preliminary results suggest bed-sharing with pets may not adversely affect the sleep of children and adolescents, Study Authors. The researchers say that this may be because having their pet nearby calms nighttime fears. However, the authors suggest that adults who share their bed with a pet might have their sleep negatively affected. This is because they are larger and need more space than children

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