ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- In time of uncertainty, the family pet can bring comfort. To help families take care of their favorite animals, two Robbinsville pet care businesses are stepping up to provide help during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  

Golden Paws Pet Resort and Spa recently announce that owners, Sue and Dana Kubiak, are offering a 20 percent discount on overnight lodging and day lodging services to all first responders and medical personnel through May 31.  

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"Our hearts go out to everyone being impacted by global COVID-19 crisis.  Golden Paws Pet Resort & Spa is a small business that provides superior, loving care for all pets, and we want to do whatever we can to help," said Margie Carbone, general manager.  "We realize that without the commitment and bravery of our first responders and medical personnel, things could be much worse.  

"Our hope is that we can provide those of you with pets, some peace of mind knowing that your pets are safe, happy, and well cared for during the long hours you are spending caring for others," Carbone told TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville.  

Located on Sharon Road in Robbinsville, Golden Paws Pet Resort & Spa is a family-owned and operated 12,000 square foot pet care facility that strives to provide a safe, fun and stress-free environment for pets such as Lodging, Doggie Daycare, Grooming & Spa and Dog Training services.

NorthStar Vets in Robbinsville is also trying to help provide relief during the current crisis. They announced via Facebook on Saturday that they donated their ventilator that can be used for humans and animals to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. 

"While considered an essential piece of medical equipment in our hospital, today we donated our mechanical ventilator to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital for use on human patients affected by the Corona virus," said NorthStar Vets in their message.  "We still have our normal inventory of anesthesia ventilators for pets requiring surgery or other anesthetic procedures. The mechanical ventilator is used on pets or people requiring respiratory support for several days or weeks.

"In light of the current pandemic we didn’t hesitate to reach out to help our fellow man. We are happy to help our community in any way we can during this difficult time," added the Veterinary Emergency, Trauma and Specialty Center that opened its 33,000 square foot facilty in Robbinsville in 2011. 

NorthStar also provided helpful information on their website for those concerned about the spread of coronavirus to their furry family members.   They noted that "there is currently no known reason to believe that any animals, including pets in the US, can spread COVID-19."  They also have implemented social distancing practices to help keep their customers and staff healthy while providing critical care for animals.  

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