Hospice Hounds: Animals and Healing at the Borders of Death
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 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 non-human animals offer a profound way for human beings to deal with isolation, suffering and the great transition from life to death.
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