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Franchise Brings Hospice-Care Model to Pets

Lap of Love brings in-home veterinary hospice to ailing pets in a growing number of states.

Each year, 4 million dogs and cats are euthanized in U.S. animal shelters, in procedures that are far from the serene, peaceful end animal-lovers would prefer. Even the best-loved pets typically end their days at emergency veterinary clinics or in sterile exam rooms. That's why veterinarian Dani McVety started Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, a Tampa, Fla.-based in-home service that helps set up a comfortable environment for aging or--and, when the time comes, performs humane euthanasia in the place the animal loves most.

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