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Hospice Hounds: Animals and Healing at the Borders of Death
     

Hospice Hounds: Animals and Healing at the Borders of Death

by Michelle A. Rivera
 
Hospice Hounds contains the heartwarming and inspiring true stories of two dogs--Woody, a yellow labrador, and Katy, an Australian shepherd--and their therapeutic influences on terminally ill patients at a South Florida hospice facility.

The results have been extraordinary--people who were in their last days were given joy and companionship when they feared

Overview

Hospice Hounds contains the heartwarming and inspiring true stories of two dogs--Woody, a yellow labrador, and Katy, an Australian shepherd--and their therapeutic influences on terminally ill patients at a South Florida hospice facility.

The results have been extraordinary--people who were in their last days were given joy and companionship when they feared dying, or were closed off from all contact, human or otherwise.

Rivera explores the hospice movement and the increasingly convincing data that show that nonhuman animals offer a profound way for human beings to deal with isolation, suffering, and the great transition from life to death. She also reveals how animals touch us in a way that challenges our attitudes toward God, right living, and our sense of superiority over other species.

Michelle Rivera is a full-time humane educator and writer living in Jupiter, Florida with her husband John and several companion animals. Her essays on animals have been published in Animal Writes, Animals' Voice, Good Dog Magazine, and Veterinary Technician magazine. She has been involved in pet therapy for many years and is a state-certified humane officer, cruelty investigator, and a member of several humane society and rescue alliances. She is also the founder of the Prayer Alliance for Animals

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930051362
Publisher:
Lantern Books NY
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.51(d)

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