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LOUISVILLE, KY — Area strays are getting lots of love at the Kentucky Humane Society, receiving tie dog blankets and treat bags from the residents at Morning Pointe of Louisville.

“It was our love for animals that fueled the idea for this service project,” says Hannah Cain, life enrichment director at Morning Pointe. “The residents appreciate the many benefits of pet therapy and just wanted to give something in return.”

Pet therapy is part of Morning Pointe’s life enrichment program, as local pet owners and zoos are invited to bring their four-legged pals to the senior living and memory care community.

To show their gratitude, the residents made eight blankets and dozens of treat bags. But this act of kindness is nothing new to the seniors, who inspired Morning Pointe Senior Living’s yearlong community service campaign to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The Chattanooga, Tenn.-based healthcare services company and its 27 senior living communities across five states are partnering with local organizations, schools and nonprofits to give back 20,000 hours of community service in 2017.

Photo: Arnold Baum and John Lavey, Morning Pointe of Louisville, helped prepare dozens of treat bags for the Kentucky Humane Society.

Photo: Doris Furman, Jeane Strayhorn, Peggy Leach and Alverta Forbes, Morning Pointe of Louisville residents, helped create tie dog blankets for the Kentucky Humane Society.

Photo: Alverta Forbes, Morning Pointe of Louisville resident, carefully ties a blanket for the Kentucky Humane Society.