Adorable photo alert – we are introducing you to some of the special animals who have helped families through the pandemic in South Tyneside.
We put a call out on the Shields Gazette Facebook page to those who have adopted a pet during lockdown or welcomed a new four-legged friend into their family since the pandemic began. The pictures we received certainly brought big smiles to our faces, so we’re hoping to share some of that positivity today with you today through our round-up. Here are 20 sweet photographs of your pets, and how they’ve changed your lives in lockdown.
Dean Knight said: This is Penny giving me kisses, we got her last year and she's nine months old now. Photo: Dean Knight
Suzy Shaw said: This is Sassy our guinea pig. My daughter has wanted a pet since she was five, she's eight now. She's the loveliest pet you could ever meet not a bit of bother and adorable as well. Photo: Suzy Shaw
A big smile from Mary, who looks very content! Photo: Ashley Scott
Rebecca Lyndsay Clark said: This is Blue, she’s one on Thursday and has brought life back into the house. Photo: Rebecca Lyndsay Clark