Cancer Companion Pets (CCP) is dedicated to improving the physical and emotional well-being of those living with cancer through the joys of pet companionship. Working with local animal rescue groups and shelters, we provide pet placement assistance as well as support services to help people keep and care for their pets during this difficult time in their lives.
Quotes by individuals dealing with cancer about their pets
"Everyone wants to help and you feel pressured to come up with something for them to do. I didn't have to tell my pet anything, they instinctively knew what to do."
"My cat knew something was wrong, and I wasn't feeling well. She simply sat on my lap, and I instantly felt better."
"I felt like I could admit to my pet that I was afraid - I didn't want to admit this to anyone else."
"My cat didn't give me a second look, even when I shaved my head."
"There were many times that I couldn't be around people because of my suppressed immune system, but I could always be around my cat."
"I often needed to be myself, but didn't want to be alone. My pet provided me the perfect companionship I needed."
"My pets make me feel less sorry for myself."
"When everyone had to go on with their lives, my dog stayed by my side."
"When people asked me about adopting a pet when I already had a busy life on top of dealing with cancer, I replied my pet is my commitment to life! We are going to grow old together."
"When I rescued Abby, I rescued myself."
"Having a normal life is a life with pets."