In addition to managing distressing symptoms and preparing to say goodbye to loved ones, many hospice patients are also faced with having to find new homes for their beloved pets. At a time when their pets can offer unconditional love and constant companionship, many hospice patients find themselves physically or financially unable to continue to care for them. Luckily, one charity is determined to make sure hospice patients and their pets can remain together.
Banfield Charitable Trust's Pet Peace of Mind program provides non-profit hospice agencies with resources and funds to help their patients keep their pets. The trust obviously can't do this without financial support and is competing for a $250,000 grant from Pepsi as part of the Pepsi Refresh Project. The project name in the competition is "HELP HOSPICE PATIENTS KEEP THEIR PETS". Winners are decided by an online voting process and you can cast your vote at the Pet Peace of Mind project page.
In all fairness, there are many wonderful charities competing for four prize levels. You are allowed 10 votes per day so I highly recommend taking some time and browsing the many charities competing for funding. There are charities supporting grief therapy, respite houses for caregivers, and many other health and animal charities. Bookmark the site and come back every day in April to vote for your favorites!