Established in loving memory of one of the first therapy dogs used in the delivery of Samaritan Evergreen Hospice services, Callie's Fund specifically addresses pet issues in relationship to hospice patients and their families.
Callie was a frequent visitor to hospice patients and their families in their places of residence. Callie died in January 2011 of cancer and many of her favorite families encouraged the establishment of a fund in her memory.
Callie’s Fund supports hospice patients through the Samaritan Evergreen Hospice Pet Therapy Program. It helps families become proactive about the care of animals when a loved one is facing death; creates service opportunities for community volunteers; and subsidizes boarding fees, supplies and adoption fees as needed for families.
This fund is also used to pay for the ongoing needs of therapy dogs on service and may be used for various needs such as assistance with veterinarian fees, supplying pet food and supplies for patients and families, and supplying pet care needs for those visiting the hospice house.
The Samaritan Evergreen Hospice Staff have frequently gone out of their way to assist and donate to our patients and families to provide for their pets, as well as rehoming animals whose owners have died. Callie's Fund is an extension of the generosity shown by those hospice workers.