Special Program Helps Hospice Patients Get Their Pets Adopted
Imagine you or a family member are facing Hospice care, but you don't know what to do with your little (or not so little) furry family member? For whatever reason that the pet cannot transition to a family member, what do you do?
Hudson Valley Hospice has teamed up with the Dutchess County SPCA, Violet Ave in Hyde Park to help place pets with a new family after their owners pass. The DCSPCA can do this because of fund that has been established by the Susanne P. Boyd and Darrel Boyd Foundation for Animal Welfare.
If you are looking for a new furry family member please consider one of these little guys or girls. They potentially could use even more love because they have lost their human and are confused as to what's going on and possibly even grieving the recent changes themselves.
The goodness is that they are can be as loving to you as they were to their former human and the cost of their physical assessment, as well as the boarding fees is all covered by the funding from the Boyd Foundation for Animal Welfare.
I know first hand how grateful someone is to know that their pets are going to be cared for after they pass and it can make a difficult time easier for the patient knowing that their loved one will have a new home. I adopted my friends two dogs to join my home when she entered into Hospice. For me, it was like keeping a piece of my friend with me, one puppy kiss and tail wag at a time.