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Hospice program helps dying patients rehome their pets


BOISE, Idaho (AP) — When a photo of Eli popped up in her email inbox last fall, Renee Charron was smitten.

"I love this dog," the St. Luke's Hospice social worker thought.

She didn't realize that she had met the dog's owners before — when she admitted their loved one into hospice care.

Eli was up for adoption through the Pet Peace of Mind program, a national organization that partners in the Treasure Valley with St. Luke's Hospice. The program helps St. Luke's hospice patients keep their pets in their final days, makes sure the pets are healthy and finds them new homes.

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