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SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYPhiladelphia - December 6, 2013 1. Medium shot of dog owner Mimi Wiercinski (MEE'-mee weer-SIN'-skee), left, with veterinarian Brad Bates 2. Tight shot note pad3. Close-up of Petey's face 4. SOUNDBITE: Mimi Wiercinski, pet owner (transcript below)5. Medium shot of Wiercinski and Bates speaking in kitchen. 6. Wide shot, Bates examining mobility in Petey's hind legs7. SOUNDBITE: Brad Bates (see transcript below) 8. Medium Wiercinski and Bates looking at ipad.9. Medium shot, Bates getting ready to examine Petey as cat jumps on counter in background.10. Medium shot, Bates explaining and showing items given to Lap of Love clients: "We do get a paw print in clay, a little impression of their paw, and that's something for them to remember their pet by, something tangible."11. Medium shot, Wiercinski bringing out photo of dog Shamus, who Bates euthanized at home a few months ago.HANDOUT/ Courtesy Mimi Wiercinski - AP CLIENTS ONLY12. zoom-in on still of Wiercinski's dog, ShamusAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYPhiladelphia - December 6, 201313. SOUNDBITE: Mimi Wiercinski (see transcript below)14. Medium shot, Bates examining Petey15. SOUNDBITE: Brad Bates (see transcript below) 16. Medium shot, Wiercinski and Petey in the living room.(VOICEOVER)AS A HOME-HEALTH NURSE, MIMI WIERCINSKI (MEE'-MEE WEER-SIN'-SKEE) KNOWS HOW TO CARE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE AGING OR ILL. BUT SHE NEEDS SOME HELP WHEN IT COMES TO HER 15-YEAR-OLD DOG PETEY.SOUNDBITE: Mimi Wiercinski, pet owner"He has problems with vision, problems with hearing. A lot of times I have to use sign language to get his attention. There's very obvious pain issues that I wanted to have managed."SO WIERCINSKI CALLED VETERINARIAN BRAD BATESWITH LAP OF LOVE, A NATIONAL NETWORK THAT PROVIDES END-OF-LIFE CARE FOR ANIMALS. SOUNDBITE: Brad Bates, veterinarian:"To have someone who knows what you're going through and could give you the time that you need to talk, helps them through the hard times with a sick pet."LAP OF LOVE WORKS WITH OWNERS TO MANAGE AN ANIMAL'S ILLNESSES, MOBILITY AND APPETITE. WHEN THE TIME COMES, THE VETS ALSO PROVIDE AT-HOME EUTHANASIA AND MEMENTOS OF THE CHERISHED COMPANION.BATES PUT DOWN WIERCINSKI'S OTHER DOG SHAMUS (SHAY'-MUS) A FEW MONTHS AGO. HE HAD CANCER.SOUNDBITE: Mimi Wiercinski, pet owner:"And I did not want to have to bring him to a clinic to put him down. I wanted him to … (voice breaks) … I wanted him to die here at home."BATES SAYS PETEY IS DOING WELL FOR NOW, THOUGH HE NEEDS MEDICATION FOR SIGNIFICANT ARTHRITIS.SOUNDBITE: Brad Bates, veterinarian:"His heart sounds great, his lungs are strong and, in general, we went over quality of life issues, and he's at a very good quality of life today."LETTING WIERCINSKI SHARE ANOTHER DAY WITH PETEY.PADMANANDA RAMA, ASSOCIATED PRESS.