For many of us, pets are a very important part of our family. But what will happen if you are no longer able to care for them? Having to leave your pets behind when your life ends is something you may not have even considered. At Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science The Stevenson Companion Animal Life Care Center provides a home-like environment for pets who are left behind. The center receives no public funding therefore it is dependent on endowments and gifts.