Many times, Hudson Valley Hospice patients and their family members are faced with the distressing prospect that upon the death of the patient, there will be no one to care for their beloved pets. These pets have offered unconditional love and acceptance, comfort and companionship throughout the patient’s life.
The Boyd Pets Adoption Project provides Hudson Valley Hospice patients and their families with a free service, through the Dutchess County SPCA, to ensure that their beloved pets are cared for, and adopted upon the death of the patient. The program is made possible through funds established by the Susanne P. Boyd and Darrel Boyd Foundation for Animal Welfare.
Working jointly with the Dutchess County SPCA, pets coming from Hudson Valley Hospice patient’s homes will be placed at the shelter, located at 636 Violet Avenue in Hyde Park.
The cost of physical assessment, as well boarding the animal, will be covered by funds established by the Boyd Trust.
If you are interested in adopting one of these very special animals, contact the Dutchess County SPCA at 845-452-7722 or call Hudson Valley Hospice at 845-473-2273
When a patient reaches the end stages of an illness or disease, hospice offers palliative care to help control pain and reduce anxiety. We improve quality of life and time spent with loved ones.
Emotional and Spiritual Support
Hospice care provides emotional and spiritual support to patients and families, including grief and bereavement resources. You and your loved ones don’t have to face these challenges alone.
Medical Care Management
Hospice manages medical care, in-home visits from care providers, acquiring medical supplies, and end-of-life planning.
Respect for the Patient and Family Wishes
Hospice strives to provide the highest quality end-of-life care so that our patients may live with comfort and dignity. Every family is on a different journey, and we acknowledge and respect your decisions and plans. Our goal is to make this difficult time as easy as possible.
We improve quality of life by relieving patients and their loved ones of much of the stress that comes with providing end-of-life care. Families can focus on being together and sharing memories.
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