‘Pets for Life’ is a free service to senior citizens who would like support with caring for their companion animal.
Pets for Life is a project developed out of an identified community need to provide an alternative to older people who were considering surrendering or euthanizing their pet because they were finding it difficult to look after them.
Volunteers are placed with older people who wish to participate in the program and who need assistance with practical tasks such as dog walking, changing a litter tray or administering simple medication. Volunteers are trained and police chequed. Pets for Life staff support the volunteer and older person throughout their participation in the program
Pets for Life aims to:
Reduce social isolation of older people.
Prevent animals from being surrendered or euthanized.
Foster relationships with older people in the community.
Offer further support to senior citizens who may be homebound.
Provide meaningful volunteering experiences.
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