Pets Pet Hospice

December 11, 2013 - 12:05 PM
In this photo taken on Nov. 9, 2013, Mike Kelley, right strokes his cat Andy as veterinarian Dr. Mary Gardner uses a stethoscope and finds no heartbeat after she euthanized the animal at Kelley's home in Newport Beach, Calif. A few weeks earlier, 10-year-old Andy didn't greet Kelley at the door as usual and was soon diagnosed with liver disease, which meant euthanasia. It happened with the help of Gardner, co-founder of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, the country's first organized network of veterinarians who provide hospice and end of life care in the pet's home. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)