Meet Hunter: The Pediatric Cancer Hero
This year, Milk-Bone® conducted a nationwide search for amazing canines that have made an extraordinary impact on the lives of individuals they love and the communities that need them. These 15 super pups are leading the pack in making a powerful difference in the world.
Meet one of them below.
Town: Kansas City, MO
Pet Parent: Aimee Hoflander
Therapy dog Hunter brings bundles of unconditional love and comfort to pediatric oncology patients at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. By performing fun tricks and serving as a snuggle buddy, he imbues positivity into otherwise scary situations for children. But his heroism doesn't stop there—Hunter also spreads the love to families of children undergoing treatment.
• Making hospitals less scary for children
• Spending quality time with (and getting belly rubs from) pediatric oncology patients
• Making doctors smile (even the serious ones!)
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