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Puppies lift the spirits of TriStar hospital workers at 'Bark Break'

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Posted at 7:38 PM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 20:38:37-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — TriStar Skyline Medical Center and the Nashville Humane Association gave health care workers a much needed "Bark Break."

At Thursday night's event, hospital workers enjoyed time with puppies from the humane association. The tail wags and puppy breath to lifted their spirits during such a trying time amid the pandemic. Within the last few weeks, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations has significantly increased in Tennessee.

But the event not only brightened the workers' days but also helped puppies get adopted.

“Our goal at Nashville Humane is to not only help animals get adopted but also to help celebrate shelter pets. I can’t think of any better way to brighten someone’s day, even if just for a few brief moments, than by sharing the amazing power of doggie kisses," said Laura Chavarria, NHA Executive Director.

The Bark Break will feature puppies in socially distanced pens plus adult dogs who will give cuddles and kisses to medical personnel at TriStar Skyline Medical Center.