All You Need is Love…Catholic Hospice’s Pet Peace of Mind Program and the Boy Scouts of Cooper City

Miami, FL —March 7, 2014 —When Catholic Hospice announced their pet supply drive for the Pet Peace of Mind Program, Terry Cooney, Financial Systems Manager for Catholic Health Services and South Florida Boy Scout Council Troop Leader stepped up to the plate. Terry along with his Seminole District Boy Scout Troop 423 made it their service project for the month of February by collecting 1,196 pounds of pet food, along with beds, leashes and many other pet supplies. First Class Scout Jacob Claytor took the lead in procuring the vast majority of donations. Boy Scout Troop 423 meet every Tuesday at Cooper City Church of God and with the help of Jacob and Duane Noveh, Store Manager for Pet Supplies “Plus” in Hollywood, they were able provide Catholic Hospice with the donations for their Pet Peace of Mind program.

Pet Peace of Mind allows patients to complete their end of life journey without worrying about their Pet’s current or future needs. The initiative provides volunteer Pet care services for patients who are unable to care for their Pets while on hospice. Services include: assistance with pet food, cat litter, transporting pets to veterinary appointments, dog walking, exercising and more.

Through the generosity of the Banfield Charitable Trust, offering the Pet Peace of Mind program places Catholic Hospice in a select group of other hospice providers that have joined a national network of hospice providers committed to ensuring this important patient need is met.

Catholic Hospice is a not-for-profit health care organization providing end-of-life care to terminally ill patients and their families throughout Miami-Dade and Broward County. Catholic Hospice is dedicated to the preservation of the quality of life of people facing end of life issues.  They provide pain control and symptom management, as well as spiritual and psychological support to over 500 patients and their bereaved families daily, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, ethnic background, handicap, diagnosis or financial resources. Catholic Hospice also sponsors programs such as the L’chaim Jewish Hospice Program, Wishes Granted, Pet Peace of Mind®, We Honor Veterans, Camp Erin®: a bereavement camp for children, and other bereavement support groups.