When people and animals form lasting bonds, help comes to the entire community
“Dog is God spelled backwards,” Nancy Stoner says.
“We figured if God was gracious enough to allow us to have these dogs, we wanted to give back.”
So every Sunday and every holiday, Nancy and Joe Stoner and their therapy dogs visit local hospice patients.
Across town, Kendall Murphy and her partner, Diablo, are performing a different kind of service as members of the Wilmington Police Department’s Canine Unit.
Head south, and Amy Eutsey is helping to tackle pet overpopulation with a spay and neuter clinic that has served more than 1,400 cats and dogs in its first five months of operation.
They’re all prime examples of the bonds between humans and animals, showing that love comes in many different forms.