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QNHCH Mini Therapy Horse Named Nation’s Pet of the Year!

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Pet Partners has announced the winner of the nation’s 2024 Pet of the Year award is QNHCH’s very own pet therapy miniature horse Darby!

Darby was nominated as Pet of the Year and beat out over 100 other pet nominees by raising almost $17,000 thanks to the support of so many! Darby was the first animal ever nominated from the state of Hawai’i and the only Pet Partners miniature horse in the state visiting patients.

Darby says, “This six-week campaign was busy but now the real work starts…..I want to keep spreading the word about pet therapy and hopefully recruit more furry four-legged friends like me to join the team and help cheer people up!”

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