Henry & Friends is an angel fund that is used to help less fortunate families with a cat or dog in need of palliative or end of life care. We started providing palliative care for a Labrador- Border Collie mix in the Spring of 2019, named Henry. Despite his family’s amazing care and love, Henry passed peacefully in his home with our help. Henry’s mom came to our grieving group and said that she wished that there was a way to help other families so that they could have the same wonderful in home care for their pets. We discussed starting an angel fund and it seemed appropriate that we name it after one of the sweetest dogs we know, Henry. The fund is based on donations and through fundraising. 'Coulter Mobile Veterinary Services' will also make a donation to the fund in memory of each pet we help.
Henry and Me
I’ve had pets all my life, mostly cats and loved all of them. Until I met Henry I never realized the incredible bond that could happen from having a dog in my life. I adopted Henry from a Burlington animal shelter in July of 2006. He was a 7 month old Black Lab/Border Collie and was given up for adoption because he barked too much. One look in those sweet eyes and I had to have him! After a lot of patience and obedience school he proved to be an intelligent, talented, loving dog. It didn’t take long for us to become best friends. He would never leave my side, following me anywhere and everywhere, yes even to the bathroom. I got used to it and actually felt this was how he expressed his love for me. He was always in tune with my feelings and would be there to give me a kiss or snuggle whenever I needed it. Without a word he would somehow know when I had a bad day and needed his love. One of his favorite things was playing fetch. He had a talent for chasing and catching balls, sticks and Frisbees. His other favorite thing was going to doggie daycare every Thursday to socialize and play with other dogs. I loved doing this for him to give him a break from being home alone and bored while I was at work. Henry was loved by everyone he met and I miss him dearly. I keep his memory alive with this memorial contributing to help other pets get the care they need through Dr. Laura's specialized services. He always loved helping people and other pets feel better. So as time goes on I will remember our great times together and think that my sweet Henry would definitely want me to do whatever I can to help other pets.
My best friend - I will never forget you and our special bond!