For the third year, Hospice Savannah is offering a pet calendar to highlight the scope of the hospice’s Pet Peace of Mind program and raise additional funds.
Using many images from Hospice Savannah volunteer and retired orthopedic surgeon Les Wilkes, the calendar features patients and families impacted by the program, as well as several of the hospice’s Hug-a-Pet volunteers.
Christy Fulcher, Hospice Savannah volunteer coordinator, believes that it’s not just the patient who needs compassionate care, but each member of the family — including the beloved pets. Staff and volunteers extend their compassion to animals by providing pet food and cat litter, pet walking, routine veterinary care and grooming, transportation, foster care and assistance with finding a “forever home” if the family cannot keep a pet after the patient’s death.
Perhaps the most touching image in this year’s calendar is of that of patient Mr. Adam Nix who, with the help of many staff members and volunteers, celebrated his wedding in Hospice House. He and his bride, Daisy, are the featured image for the wedding month of June and are shown with their two dogs, Meatball and Daisy.
The 2016 Hospice Savannah pet calendars are on sale now and can be purchased for a $15 minimum contribution to The Pet Peace of Mind program. They are available during regular business hours from the reception desk at Hospice House, 1329 Eisenhower Drive in Savannah and from the reception desk of Hospice Savannah’s administrative offices at 1674 Chatham Parkway in Savannah. They are also available at Case Veterinary Hospital, 111 Eisenhower Drive in Savannah.
Hospice Savannah is the only community-based not-for-profit hospice in the Coastal Empire and the only hospice to have earned the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission. Help is provided in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, Liberty and Long counties.
For more information, call Beth Logan, director of marketing, at 912-355-2289.