The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
We often don’t know what life was like for our cats before they came through our doors, but we are committed to ensuring they receive the love and care they deserve for the rest of their lives.
Most of our pets end up in loving homes, but each year, a few pets come to us with severe medical conditions that will limit their lifespan. So long as they have a good quality of life and are not suffering, these terminal pets are given the best medical care that can be provided and are placed into our hospice foster program. In most shelters, these animals would be euthanized.
We work to find foster homes for these loving animals with terminal conditions. Our hospice fosters are our heroes, performing the ultimate act of kindness by taking in our sick pets and giving them a loving home for the sunset of their lives.
Our veterinarians provide fosters with guidance on how to make the animals comfortable, at no cost to the foster. That includes:
Palliative medical care
Any necessary medications
Training to administer fluids and medications as needed
We work with our fosters to monitor each animal’s quality of life to determine when the most compassionate decision is humane euthanasia.
Please contact us today to find out more about becoming the hero for a hospice cat.