Community Home Health & Hospice (Community) was the first hospice agency in Washington State to provide the Pet Peace Of Mind® program in Cowlitz County in 2012. In partnership with this national program, Community offers free pet services to its hospice patients and their families so they don’t have to worry about their pets’ current or future needs.
With the recent $4,000 grant from The Giving Circle of Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington, Community is expanding the program to its Clark County hospice patients. Services include: pet food and supplies; pet walking and waste management; routine veterinary care; grooming; transportation to vet or groomer; temporary foster care; and adoption, if needed.
Pets really are members of the family—and there’s no more important time to keep families together than during hospice care. Hospice patients who are pet owners may face difficulty providing care for their pets. The program provides free pet services and supports caregivers by providing an extra set of hands to relieve some of the workload. The program is free to all Community hospice patients without regard to financial need.
Community President & CEO Greg Pang said, “We are grateful to The Giving Circle for its generous grant for the Pet Peace of Mind program. This support allows us to offer these valuable services to our Clark County hospice patients. We know these services provide great comfort for them and their families.”
For more information, contact Sheryl Reeder, volunteer coordinator, Sheryl.firstname.lastname@example.org or 360.414.5433.
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