Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Colorado State University Program Helps Pets Remain in Their Homes
As you may have heard, for the elderly and disabled, it is sometimes difficult to care for a pet without the help of a friend or family member. But, what if you don't have someone nearby to help you? At Colorado State University, there’s an innovative program called Pets Forever that veterinary students can participate in. This program is helping many animals stay in their homes. In an article that I read recently, a schnauzer named Pocket was featured and was shown being given in-home treatment for his diabetes by a veterinary student. His owner, who is elderly and disabled, thought that she would have to put Pocket to sleep because she could no longer take care of him on her own. However, thanks to this program, Pocket can stay with his owner for the rest of his life and receive the care that he needs to manage his diabetes. It’s always great to read about a program that is making a positive difference for pets and their people. If you would like to learn more about the Pets Forever program at Colorado State University, please click here. If you would like to read the full article about Pocket, please click here.