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Hospice Patient’s Dogs adopted (Facebook explodes!)


The Visiting Nurse Association of Erie County was able to find a home for these two dogs who belonged to a hospice patient who’s last wish was to see them placed in a good home together. Thanks to the power of social media, the adoption post was shared over 1,000 times on Facebook thanks mainly to the support of the Facebook group Erie Animal Network. The VNA of Erie County had offers for adoption from as far away as Louisiana and Vermont as well as numerous inquires locally.

” I have never seen anything like it” said Dan Desrochers Director of Development at the Visiting Nurse Association of Erie County ” We were getting messages and notifications constantly. It is by far the biggest social media event I’ve been a part of. We are so pleased by the massive public support to help our patient.”

Here’s the original post on the Erie VNA’s Facebook page which has about 200 shares;