Pets and Friends is a registered charity (#13280 7348 RR 00010). We rely on our valued members and donors to provide the healing comfort of pet visits to persons in 200 + care facilities throughout the Lower Mainland!
If you would like to make a donation to support our work, we would be so grateful! You can donate online at:
The time our volunteers and their pets spend with persons living with illness, isolation and other challenges is a lifeline. Consider this quote, from an interview with this month’s Featured Member Katie McCloskey, who visits in a hospital with her adorable dog, Maggie:
“Maggie and I visited a special request patient for over six months and it was such a pleasure to get to know her. She posted pictures of Maggie on all of her social media accounts and told us that Friday was her favourite day because it meant that she got to see Maggie. Just the other week I visited a woman in palliative care who was visiting with her son. She immediately chatted away to Maggie during our visit and asked me the usual questions: how old was Maggie, what was her breed, etc. Her son asked if he could record our interaction on his phone and I agreed not thinking much of it. At the end of our visit I learned that the woman hadn’t spoken for weeks.”
The year is quickly coming to a close, but there are still a few days left to make a gift and receive a 2016 tax receipt.
Please contact us if you have any questions and Happy Holidays!!