Rochester, NH, Animal Hospital goes above and beyond

If you’ve ever had to say goodbye to a furry baby, the agony and grief are almost hard to articulate. It really is as if you had lost a member of your family. The first few weeks are particularly painful because you are used to being welcomed by your four-legged friend and his absence is like a gaping hole in your heart. Chuck Kirkland and his family recently had to say goodbye to their beloved Snoopy. After 14 years, it was time for Snoopy to cross the Rainbow Bridge. Pets bring so much joy into our lives, but the only problem is that we never have enough time with them.

Chuck and his family have been bringing Snoopy to Broadview Animal Hospital in Rochester, New Hampshire for a long time. When it was time for Snoopy to leave, their staff was with him during his final moments on the land side.

Broadview Animal Hospital of Rochester via Facebook

Broadview Animal Hospital of Rochester via Facebook

The Broadview crew sent Chuck and his family a handwritten card expressing their condolences. Chuck posted a photo of the card on the You KNOW you’re from Rochester, NH if you… Facebook group:

Chuck Kirkland on Facebook

Chuck Kirkland on Facebook

MANY Lilac City residents have commented on this post sharing positive experiences they also had at Broadview Animal Hospital.

Makailah Ringstaff: “They did the same thing when my hamster died and I bawled. It’s a great team and so kind ❤️ I’m also sorry for your loss”

Sue Veal:
“I treasure the card I received from Broadview Animal Hospital in Rochester when my 21 year old kitten passed away in March. The vets and staff are 100% awesome!”

Edwina Saucier Plissé:
“Sorry for your loss, I’ve been bringing my dogs to Broadview since the mid 90s and we also cried when we got our first card. They’re great 🐾”

Chuck, we are thinking of you and your family as you navigate life without your beloved, Snoopy. And to the folks at Broadview Animal Hospital, thank you for all you do for our community and their fur babies. It does not go unnoticed.

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