SKOWHEGAN — Hospice Volunteers of Somerset County recently announced a new program, Pet Peace of Mind, which recognizes and actively supports the unique bond between hospice patients and their Pets, according to a press release. The program launches Tuesday and aligns with the Hospice Volunteers of Somerset County’s mission to care for people with life-limiting illness, give comfort and solace to those who are grieving and educate the community.

Pet Peace of Mind allows patients to complete their end of life journey without worrying about their Pet’s needs. Services include: assistance with pet food, financial assistance with routine veterinary care, transporting the pet to veterinary appointments, pet walking and more.

With the support of The Banfield Charitable Trust, the Pet Peace of Mind Program continues to spread as a new essential tool for patient care.

A Pet Peace of Mind Volunteer Training session is set for 1-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24. For more information or to make a donation online, visit or call 474-7775.

If you have any old crates or cat carriers you might like to donate, bring them by our office at 41 Main St. Skowhegan during office hours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.