August 15, 2006
Cornell University Hospital for Animals has dedicated The Patricia Cornwell Intensive Care Unit for Companion Animals in honor of a $1 million donation from the best-selling author and former crime reporter.
Cornwell pledged a gift to Cornell after she brought her English Bulldog Booboo to the Cornell Companion Animal Hospital. She returned with another English Bulldog, Okey, a rescued animal that was blind in one eye and totally deaf because of neglect.
Cornwell's $1 million donation allowed Cornell to install a wireless server that enables clinicians to send MRI and CT scans, ultrasonographic images, and radiographs throughout the Companion Animal Hospital.
The hospital treats more than 17,000 animals every year.