Last November, Jennifer Smith got a panicked call from John Burley, one of her patients from the adult day health care program at the Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He’d been hospitalized with pneumonia, and with no nearby family to step in to help, his dog Boomer had been taken to an animal shelter.
Jennifer tracked down Boomer at a local shelter. The following day, she drove to the shelter and filled out the paperwork to adopt the dog.
Jennifer says keeping John and Boomer together is just a natural extension of her life’s goal of helping people. “There are just so many worries in the world right now. If I can take one worry away from John, that’s the least I can do. I will take care of him as long as he needs me to.”