Hospice Program Keeps Pets and Families Together During Hospice Care

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ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Northern Illinois Hospice is starting a new program to help hospice patients know that their pets' needs are being taken care of.

The Pet Peace of Mind program uses specially trained volunteers and local pet care businesses to provide in-home pet care, pet food delivery, and transportation of pets to and from routine veterinary and grooming appointments for patients who are not able to care for their pets while on hospice.

The program also offers financial support to help fund pet-related needs when finances are limited, including pet food, litter, flea, tick and heartworm medications, and basic veterinary care.

Northern Illinois Hospice has the only Pet Peace of Mind program in the Rockford area.

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