Seniors are you worried what will happen to your pets should you become terminal, or end up on hospice. Your pets can stay with you if you are at home and some of the Assisted Living Facilities allow you keep your pets in the facility. What would happen should you become terminal and your pet is living after you have passed away. The answer is a wonderful one. There is an organization that pledges to place your pet with a loving foster/adoptive home.
Earlier in 2015 Hospice of Saint Frances and Friends of Animals Sanctuary worked together to form the non-profit organization Pet Pledge Program. This program is designed to find foster and adoptive families for pets of Hospice patients. In the past it was hospice staff and volunteers that took on the task of finding homes for these pets, and sometimes took the pets themselves if there was no family or friends of the patient that would take the pet. Hospice of Saint Frances felt something had to be done about these pets and easing the hospice patient’s mind knowing where their beloved pet would be. Therefore, Hospice of Saint Frances partnered with Friends for Animals, which is a no-kill organization, gives the pet placement task an official process, and allows the patient to participate in the process of finding a new home for their pet.
Friends for Animals is an animal shelter committed to allowing pets to live out their natural lives, not like the typical animal shelter. This organization accomplishes this by not taking owner surrendered pets, but instead foster animals that are already in shelters, and now in this case pets that lose their owners because of death. These animals are in foster homes until a permanent home can be found. This service is a must needed service for hospice patients.
This is a wonderful thing for hospice patients knowing that their pet will be taken care for and not forgotten about after they are gone. This really takes a burden off of them and helps comfort them, which is what hospice is about. The hospice are not distressed by the conversation of what is going to happen to their beloved pet if they know their pet will be well care for, and sometimes with this program the patient is able to meet the people that will be caring for their beloved pet This also can add a peace of mind to the hospice patient.
The Pet Pledge Program is looking for foster families to take in animals while the Friends for Animals finds them permanent homes. To learn more or volunteer for the program, contact Mary Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Katherine Johnson at email@example.com. This is a wonderful thing to volunteer for, because you are not only making a difference in an animals life but also in a hospice patient’s last days. Therefore, make a difference into lives, and in your own from the joy it gives your heart and soul. To find out any information about Friends for Animals you can look at their website at www.friendsforanimalsfl.org ‘