Heartbroken that their beloved Peanut’s life was ending this way, the rescue began trying to find a permanent foster home for Peanut, somewhere she could live out the rest of her days in happiness and peace. Staffers posted about Peanut on their Facebook page and pleaded for someone to take her in — and that’s how Jennifer Burke and her family found out about Peanut.
“I never intended to fospice an animal, as I never thought it was something I would be able to handle emotionally,” Burke told The Dodo. “But Peanut popped up and needed a home, and we had a home and lots of love to provide. I couldn't bear the thought of Peanut dying alone in a cage in a loud, hectic shelter. So, after consulting with my husband and having a family meeting with my kids, we decided to fospice.”
A fospice (think foster + hospice) provides a terminally ill pet with a safe, comfortable home where he can live out his final days.