Close at Heart Pet Memorial Program
Created to celebrate formally the importance of the human-animal bond while recognizing the fundamental link between animals and good health.
Intended to pay tribute to the beloved pets who join our families, and to honor those who define their lives by a love of animals.
Join those who have remembered by donating to the future.
It is no surprise to pet owners to learn of research documenting the close emotional bond that rapidly develops between humans and their pets. For most of us, our pets represent loyalty, compassion, confidence, and love.
Let us help you celebrate your pet, or a friend, colleague, or family member's pet. Join the many who have memorialized their furry loved ones.
Celebration of a Loved One's Life
Our pets share our lives for years and support us in good times and bad. When a pet is lost, many of us feel a deep sense of loss; our lives are turned upside-down.
Losing a beloved pet is certainly a significant loss, and we would like to recognize that.
Once your git has been received, a personalized letter will be sent to the honoree you are celebrating or whose pet you are remembering.
Your gift will also be recognized in the Close at Heart Tribute Book, which remains on display in the Center for Human-Animal Interaction offices.
For gifts of $1,000.00 or more, a plaque with the name of the honoree will be prominently displayed in the reception area of the center.
Honoring A Beloved Pet
The Close at Heart Fund is intended to pay tribute to the beloved pets who join our families, and honor those who define their lives by a love of animals.
How Does My Contribution Support Others?
Proceeds from the Close at Heart Fund go directly to the Center for Human-Animal Interaction to further their mission of:
Improving health and well-being through human-animal interaction.
How to Celebrate
To make your tax-deductible gift to The Close at Heart Fund, please follow the link below:
Or make checks payable to:
MCV Foundation and be sure to enter Center for Human-Animal Interaction on the memo line
Center for Human-Animal Interaction
Richmond, VA 23298
Download the Close At Heart Brochure for more information: