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    Helping Hospice Patients Keep Their Pets
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    AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
    Bernadine Cruz, DVM posted:
    Pets are an extremely important part of our lives. And this is especially true when we are at the end of our days. What could be more comforting than to have your beloved pet with you? But not everyone in hospice is so fortunate. Illness can be very costly. Some terminally ill people have their pets at their sides but are unable to provide food, general and veterinary care for these sources of solace.

    A marvelous organization called Pet Peace of Mind is helping to solve some of the pet care issues for pet owners at the end of their lives. This non-profit organization, part of the Banfield Charitable Trust, needs your help. Help them win a $25,000 grant from Pepsi's campaign called Refresh Everything. You don't even have to drink a soda! With a simple click of your mouse (you can vote up to once daily) you can help this great cause. Go to www.banfieldcharitabletrust.org to learn more.
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    2pupsnaparrott responded:
    I agree that this is a great program. I myself work with hspice patients. Those pets are like there children. For instance our company does not believe in keeping animals. I have a case where there is a outside cat. I was advised by my office to not pay attention to the cat. I did argue reason with the company. And agreed to pay for cat food and anything else the animal needs out of my own pocket.Happy to say Kitty got to stay Patient and Kitty are happy s Happy can be.
     
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    PatriciaRaithMcGuire replied to 2pupsnaparrott's response:
    Awesome!
    God bless you!


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