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New business recognizes importance of people’s pets

If anyone needed any additional proof that people’s pets are important to them and the animal’s passing is very often devastating, the establishment of a Negaunee business should confirm the role Fido and Boots can play.

Compassionate Pet Care of the U.P. is, as far as we can see, the first or at least among the first in-home animal hospice and palliative care service. The company offers various services to make one’s pet more comfortable as they battle an illness or injury or are approaching the end of life, according to a Mining Journal story on the matter.

Licensed veterinarian technician Jessica Hurd — who said she is the first vet professional certified in animal hospice and palliative care in the U.P, is in charge.

“I just see these old faces and they’re so sweet and you can tell they have a long story to them,” Hurd told The Mining Journal. “I just want to make them comfortable and make sure their people are comfortable treating them, and let them know that it’s not as difficult or daunting as it may seem to treat them.”

By providing hospice and palliative services, Compassionate Pet Care of the U.P. is giving pet owners more time to plan for what may lie ahead while keeping pets close and comfortable.

“We just want to make people more comfortable and not make the end of life so daunting or scary to take care of,” Hurd said.

For more information, call Hurd at 231-715-6914, email compassionatepetcare.oftheup@gmail.com, or visit compassionatepetcareup.com.