Thursday, 24 May 2012

Pets as Therapy - A small charity a day in May - Day Twenty Four.

Welcome to day twenty four in Week Four - Taking and Saving where I highlight those small charities that support those who need help in their day to day lives.

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Pets as Therapy is a national charity which provides temperament assessed/vaccinated P.A.T. Dogs with registered volunteers to hospitals, hospices, residential care homes, and many other establishments - providing comfort, companionship and therapy.

HRCH’s volunteer co-ordinator explains: “We have local volunteers from Pets as Therapy registered with us who visit patients in the hospital regularly with their pets.

“They come in once a week and in one case once a month and give a lot of pleasure to patients, especially those who are fond of animals or may be missing their own while they’re in hospital. Infection control issues are carefully considered and addressed with regard to these visits.”

For more information please visit their website at

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