Published by Tom Morton

Categorised in Good To Know

We have talked before about the fantastic positive impact that pets can have on mental wellbeing. For many elderly people, a cat, dog or other animal is more than just a pet, it is more like part of their family. It is widely acknowledged that pets can positively benefit the well-being of elderly owners.

So, if you are an elderly carer, or caring for an elderly loved one with a pet, you will want to know that is something happens the pet will be looked after. Cinnamon is a charity that helps people in their last years and their much loved, much needed companion animals.

Cinnamon has a network of volunteers who can help owners to provide vital loving care for their pets. This could be walking a dog every day for a housebound owner, fostering pets when owners need hospital care, or fetching the cat food. Any activity will be done with very careful observance of social distancing as a result of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

When staying at home is no longer an option, Cinnamon Pet Friendly Care Home Register lists care homes and retirement housing happy to accept residents with pets. Providing previous arrangements have been made with Cinnamon, they will take on lifetime care of a bereaved pet.

You can find out more information about Cinnamon on You can also give them a call on 01736 757 900.


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