January 2019: Vet's Advice
The Cinnamon Trust
If you are struggling to find a New Year resolution why not consider helping `The Cinnamon Trust’ as a volunteer dog walker?The Cinnamon Trust is a national charity for elderly and terminally ill people and their pets. It provides peace of mind and practical help for people but also love, care and safety for their beloved pets. Both people and animals benefit mutually as pets are then fostered, paired up with a recently bereaved person or found a permanent new home.
It is widely acknowledged that animals improve the well being of elderly and ill people. However, sometimes those people need help caring for their pet or are worried what will happen to their pet when they are gone. The charity means that people can continue to own pets, with the knowledge that they will be cared for, in the event they pass away.
Anyone of any age can make arrangements with the charity for their pets. There are special cards that you can get, to show that you have made arrangements with the charity. This means that, the pet, which may also be very old, does not have the stress of going into kennels or rehoming centres. They are quickly found a loving new home or, where possible, paired up with a recently bereaved person.
The Cinnamon Trust strongly believes that more residential homes should be encouraged to accept old people with their pets. If you, or someone you know, is considering entering a home then please ask The Cinnamon Trust for the register of Pet Friendly Care Homes in your county.
If you are worried about what will happen if you outlive your pet, are struggling to take your dog out for walks or are able to offer a quiet, safe home for an elderly pet needing fostering - then please get in touch with the Cinnamon Trust. They have a team of volunteers who can help you and your pet. The trust is based in Cornwall where they also have a small sanctuary for pets who do not have homes.
The Cinnamon Trust is a wonderful charity that needs donations and nationwide volunteers to continue its great work. So much of the Trust’s work depends upon reliable voluntary helpers. These amazing volunteers are from all walks of life and based all over the UK. Please spread the word about the Cinnamon Trust.
Cinnamon Trust, 10 Market Square, Hayle, Cornwall. Tel: 01736 757900.