Thursday, December 10, 2009

Pet Peace of Mind

Delana Taylor McNac is a hospice chaplain, former practicing veterinarian and creator of the Pet Peace of Mind Program, designed to assist hospice patients who are unable to maintain appropriate routine health care and nutrition for their animal companions due to medical expenses or caregiver disability. The program originated at Hospice of Green Country in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Delana served as Spiritual Director for four years. Delana is currently the Program Manager for Pet Peace of Mind with Banfield Charitable Trust , helping hospices all over the country implement the program for their patients and pets.

In her blog, Important Update about Pet Peace of Mind,  Delana writes, “For those of you who have had the chance to talk with me about the program, you already know that it's been my vision to help as many pets and patients as possible and I count it a privilege to be involved in the program as it continues to grow. I will work from home, here in Tulsa, using technology to train and support new programs. I will also travel periodically to Portland, Oregon to the BCT headquarters and probably to other places as things unfold. That means I will continue to work with Hospice of Green Country as I support the program here and the local pet/rescue organizations as well. Am I blessed or what!! This is a wonderful opportunity and I am very excited to share it with you today. Stay tuned!”

1 comment:

  1. What a moving story and wonderful way to honor our patients by providing such an important service. As an animal lover, I often think about how stressful it must be for patients and their caregivers to worry about this when so many other changes are happening. How wonderful to have that peace of mind, to know your beloved pet will be safe and cared for.

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