I think we have all felt the effects of the pandemic. Two weeks of social distancing has turned into months, and it looks like it could be more than just months at this point. Some families have struggled to put food on their tables, and some have even struggled to feed their pets.

Thank goodness, there is a local shelter that is able to help families that are struggling to feed their pets. Bismarck-Mandan pet rescue, Tails of the Midwest, is here to help feed local pets in need. According to KFYR-TV, the pet rescue got "hundreds of pounds of extra pet food and decided to donated pet food curbside to needy homes in order to maintain good pet health." And this Saturday, July 25, the shelter will have a drive-up food pantry at Heaven's Helpers Soup Cafe. Get all the details about this story here. You can also check out more on the drive up pantry event here.

Have you heard of Tails of the Midwest? According to their website, it was founded in September 2017, and they take "unwanted, abandoned, abused, or stray pets and attempt to find suitable forever-homes for them." Local volunteers created and run the rescue. Find out more about Tails of the Midwest here.

You can help animals in need in Bismarck-Mandan. You can donate things like food and toys, you can volunteer, or you can foster an animal. Get details on how you can help animals in need here. Get details on how you can foster animals in need here.