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Resources : Community Kindness Cards


Thank you for stepping up to be an active force for homeless pets in your community. If you haven’t already done so, join the 2025 Action Team and become part of an exclusive group of people dedicated to saving the lives of animals.

Support pets and people with our Community Kindness Card

Inspired by the #ViralKindness coronavirus support cards created in England, Best Friends is proud to offer a version that includes options for helping neighbors with their pets. If you are healthy and looking for a way to support your community during these extraordinary times, please do the following:

  • Download our Community Kindness Card [PDF, 225k] in both English and Spanish.
  • Print as many pages as you’d like; there are 2 cards on each sheet. If you would like to print a double-sided card with both English and Spanish language, here are instructions to manually set up double-sided printing.
  • Fill in your name and preferred contact method (e.g., your phone number or email address).
  • Check any and all of the options you are willing/able to help with (e.g., you may have access to a local pet food pantry for neighbors running low on cat food, or be available to walk a neighbor’s dog while they have kids home from school). Include any other support you want to offer in the blanks (e.g., “dog training advice” or “I have extra hand soap”).
  • Cut the paper(s) in half and distribute* each card as applicable (e.g., bring some with while walking your own dog or heading to the grocery store).

Remember, the point is to spread kindness — not germs — so use precaution and place cards only where you can do so without putting yourself or others at risk. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after any delivery and maintain social distancing. See the CDC guidelines for protecting yourself from COVID-19 for more information. Additional resources can be found at bestfriends.org/covid19.

Providing support and resources to pet owners in need is crucial to keeping more dogs and cats out of shelters. With so many people facing unexpected circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic, offering to walk a dog or donate supplies is one simple way you can be a part of keeping pets and families together. Thank you for doing what you can. Please email action2025@bestfriends.org with any questions, and to share your results!

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With so many people facing unexpected circumstances due to the pandemic, we need more kindness in the world. Be a champion for your own community and share these resources with others who could benefit from them. Check out the other resources available »


*Note: Only authorized U.S. Postal Service delivery personnel are allowed to place items in a mailbox. Placing unstamped flyers in a person’s mailbox is against federal law; please distribute Community Kindness Cards accordingly (e.g., slide under your neighbor’s door, post on your community's announcement board).

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