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Community Grant Enables Expansion of Pet Visitor Program

Do you own a friendly kitty? Emmanuel Hospice is seeking a Volunteer Handler/Cat Team to visit our patients. Through a generous community grant, Emmanuel Hospice will cover the cost of your pet’s therapy certification. Step by step, we’ll walk you through the process – qualification begins with a friendly cat, aged one year or older, who has lived in your home for at least six months. Of course, kitty must be house-trained, vaccinated against rabies, with no history of aggressive behavior. The Patient and Family Support volunteer orientation program is self-paced and upon successful completion, you and your kitty will participate in the pet therapy certification process.

We’re very excited to add cats to our established Pet Visitor program and continue providing joy and increased quality of life to those in our care. Please give us a call if you’re interested in volunteering or learning more, 616.719.0919.