Supporting hospital patients by providing foster homes for their pets
In the spring of 2012, PACT fostered a companion animal for a family whose child was hospitalized. These PACT foster programs focus on providing care for the companion animals of hospitalized military personnel, short or long term care, families of children and cancer patients, all of whom need our help while receiving medical treatments.
- Hospital stays can vary in length from 1 month up to a year or longer.
- Often, the patient has no one to look after his/her animal(s). Additionally, often the patient’s family will temporarily live at a residence at or near the hospital in order to care for their loved one.
- PACT provides hospital patients with loving foster homes for their companion animal during their hospitalization.
- Families no longer have to worry about providing adequate time, attention, and care for pets while a loved one is hospitalized.
- Instead of turning a pet over to an animal shelter as a last resort, families can now place their loving companion animal(s) into a PACT approved foster home.
- Families know their “best friends” are being well taken care of while a family member is being treated, which results in one less thing the family has to worry about during tough times of illness and stress.
- PACT’s relationship With CHOP (PDF)
We need your support!
Help us make a difference by financially supporting our various foster programs, becoming a foster parent to a companion animal of those in need. You can help us help them. Get involved and change the lives of companion animals with your love and support until they can be reunited with their owners.
June 2013- PACT is fostering Luna Stars for young owner Saramarie while she is battling leukemia. Saramarie is in a Philadelphia hospital receiving treatment and her family needed a temporary home for their beloved dog, Luna Stars. PACT foster Elizabeth opened her heart and home to Luna Stars. You can learn more about Saramarie and send her ‘well wishes’ at her facebook page “Team Saramarie.”
June 2013- Veteran and double amputee Kirk was relieved when PACT stepped in and offered a safe haven for his beloved German Shepherd Alafoo while he is undergoing treatment in Veterans Hospital. Sadly, Kirk was not allowed to keep Alafoo with him in the hospital. The hospital sent Alafoo to a local shelter. PACT received word of the situation from social workers at Veterans Hospital and sprung into action, pulling Alafoo from the shelter and placing him in a loving foster home with Hank and Marie until Kirk recovers.