Simon had been a supporter of HSSV since 1998, and he wanted to make sure that if something happened to him, his dog, Bobby, would be cared for in a loving home for the rest of his days. So he signed Bobby up for HSSV's Pet Guardianship Program in 2011.
Simon stayed in touch with us in the years that followed. He was concerned that his dementia was getting worse, and he was scared that he would not be able to care for Bobby appropriately. Finally, in 2014, he brought Bobby to us before he went into nursing care. As Bobby is a sensitive dog, we knew he would do best if we placed him with one of our most sensitive foster parents. Just a few short months later, a lovely family saw Bobby on our website and came in to adopt him. Bobby is doing well and has learned to love again—and our team kept Simon updated so he wouldn't worry.
While it is meaningful for us to be able to help people out when they need us, it's really Simon who is helping us. In addition to enrolling Bobby in our Pet Guardianship Program, Simon designated HSSV to receive a gift from his estate after he is gone—essentially leaving a loving legacy in honor of Bobby that will help animals in years to come.
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