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Patient Spotlight: Wendy Derhak and The Pet Cottage

When a pet owner becomes incapacitated, who takes care of their pets? Family members may or may not want to take on the responsibility of owning a pet they never had the intention of owning. That's where The Pet Cottage comes in.

The Pet Cottage is a non-profit sanctuary that provides guardianship for pets that have lost their human companions due to death, disability or military service. It was started by Wendy Derhak after she lost her dear friend, Joan, in 2012. Joan was an animal lover, and when she fell ill, Wendy took care of her three cats. Joan, who often helped her neighbors with their pets and ...

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