PPR’s Lukas Project is a foster based hospice program for terminally ill dogs and cats, of any age, that are in Minnesota shelters facing euthanasia. Our hospice animals are diagnosed with a variety of illnesses, such as advanced heartworm disease, cancer, liver failure and other terminal illnesses. PPR strives to give these animals love and comfort in their last days, as well as a true forever home to call their own with a PPR foster home.
The Lukas Project is in memory of PPR’s wonderful German Shepherd, Lukas, who was rescued in 2010 from a local shelter. Lukas needed extensive vet care, and after months of treatment he was much healthier and ready to look for a home of his own. He was adopted by a wonderfully loving home who gave him everything possible in this world until he passed away in March 2011, as a result of complications from his Crohn’s disease. Lukas touched so many lives, and as a result we wanted to do more to help animals that are traditionally overlooked by rescues. Pet Project Rescue created a hospice program for terminally ill dogs and cats in 2011; officially starting The Lukas Project!
How can I help?
We are always in need of foster homes for hospice animals. Foster commitment can be as short as 1 day, or as long as a year depending on the animal’s condition when they come into rescue. Apply today!