ECMC Staff Receiving SPCA Serving Erie County Paws for Love Therapy House Calls
April 14, 2020
By: SPCA Chief Communications Officer Gina Lattuca
The SPCA Serving Erie County Paws for Love therapy animals are hitting the virtual road again as they make more HOUSE CALLS, this time bringing their comfort and care to Erie County Medical Center (ECMC).
When ECMC staff members were asked what could be done to help make them feel just a little better, the response included an overwhelming desire for therapy pets.
Enter the SPCA’s Paws for Love therapy animals. The SPCA Serving Erie County Paws for Love two and four-footed volunteers will be making virtual house calls to the staff at ECMC through recorded therapy visits. “SPCA Serving Erie County Paws for Love: HOUSE CALLS, Project ECMC” starts this week; ECMC staff members will be informed about where they can view the “visits” on ECMC’s Intranet site.
ECMC Corporate Associate Medical Director and Emergency Department Attending Physician Dr. Sam D. Cloud said, “Our dedicated clinical and support staff are working many long, difficult hours each day to address the many needs of our diverse patient population during this pandemic. On behalf of us all at ECMC, I am pleased to offer our sincere thanks to the SPCA for providing virtual access to their therapy animals through their ‘Paws for Love’ video visits.”
Read more about the SPCA Paws for Love: HOUSE CALLS program and find a playlist of house calls here >>
The SPCA Serving Erie County shares its gratitude and thanks to the professionals at ECMC for doing everything in their power to help us recover and rebound during the current health crisis. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with you all.