CLEVELAND — Longtime Lorain Public Library patron Nemo, a veil-tailed goldfish that has been residing within the Domonkas Branch in Sheffield Lake, is making a transfer to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital as a remedy animal.

Diane Pekarek, who’s in control of the University Hospitals Pet Program, heard that the Lorain Public Library System was on the lookout for a brand new house for Nemo.

“I wanted him to have a great life and purpose so invited him to come to Rainbow to make kids happy,” Pekarek mentioned.

Nemo can have his personal tank since he’s been on his personal his complete life.

Nemo has been stationed on the Sheffield Lake location for the previous seven years after he was donated by a previous workers member as a substitute for a goldfish that was bought for a Summer Reading Program.

“While we love the little guy, we’ve come to realize that we are not the best home for Nemo,” mentioned LPLS Director Anastasia Diamond-Ortiz. “He is getting older and needs to go to a home where they know how to best care for him, which we really don’t. The library is just not conducive to fish care.”

The library mentioned a latest situation with gravel from the tank brought on a number of hundred {dollars} in injury, which led to wanting into Nemo-related bills. Between workers time and prices, the library is paying a number of thousand {dollars} per yr for the care and upkeep of Nemo.

In his new job, Nemo can be wheeled from room to room to go to with younger sufferers.

“Kids are having the worst time of their life, any distraction is good,” mentioned Pekarek.

Pekarek mentioned any animal normally will get a constructive response from the children.

“Kids will talk to them, read stories to them it helps the kids and the parents forget what’s going at the time,” she mentioned.

Nemo can have his personal buying and selling card that can be left with every affected person after the go to.

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