Last month I featured a guest blog from Amanda Arrington, The Humane Society of the United States' manager of spay/neuter initiatives, spotlighting one of the pet health clinics that are part of our larger Gulf Coast initiative.
The suffering and loss of dignity that are so central to the Kevorkian/Levinson view of serious illness aren't inevitable. Although you'd never know it from this film, there are alternatives to Kevorkian's death machine.
A story recently came my way of a lucky dog, Loui, who was adopted through The Shelter Pet Project. This public awareness project urges would-be pet parents to make shelters their first stop when adding a pet to the family.
The Orleans Parish coroner concluded he couldn't determine the cause of death for Jannie Burgess, a patient in New Orleans who was repeatedly dosed with morphine after her hospital lost power in Katrina.