An unusual request for help from my US friends here
I have a dear epal in Tempe, Arizona. Was chatting with her on messenger tonight. She said that her dog had died in her lap tonight/today. She was very distressed. The main problem is that she is physically incapable of burying the dog herself. She has spent much of the past 3 months in hospital for various illnesses. She also has no family that keeps in touch.
I suggested to her about asking the Salvation Army for help in digging a grave in her backyard, but she replied that they are worse than the pound, and would probably throw the body into a heap somewhere. I personally found this hard to believe, as the 'Salvos' here are so compassionate, and would not view this as an unreasonable request. But then I cant really judge your country or customs. I also suggested to her some other community service clubs such as Apex or Lions for help.
I really dont know what else to do this end. I dont want to 'push' the issue, but on the other hand wish I could send someone to her house to help out.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
I'm not 40. I'm 18 with 22 years experience.