Could you be a volunteer dog walker?

By Jon Moreno

Sunday, February 21, 2016

 

Could you be a volunteer dog walker?

Max, the deaf springer spaniel, who is looking for a dog walker.

A CHARITY, which helps to ensure the elderly and terminally ill keep their pets, is appealing for help from animal-loving volunteers on the Isle of Wight.

The Cinnamon Trust aims to keep owner and pet together for as long as possible, with the help of a national network of volunteers who assist when day-to-day care poses a problem.

It is the charity’s Lake branch that is particularly in need of help.

Sally Collins, of The Cinnamon Trust Lake, said: "We’re trying to find strong, dog-walking volunteers to help a Lake resident but we do not have enough locally to be able to help.

"Max, an adorable 11-year-old deaf springer spaniel would love to go for a good walk.

"A large number of elderly or ill pet owners become very worried about their inability to care for their pets, feeling their only option is to re-home them. This is where our national network of dedicated volunteers step in to offer support and enable them to stay together

"We’ll walk the dog for a housebound owner, we’ll foster pets when owners need hospital care, we’ll fetch the cat food and even clean out the bird cage and litter trays.

"If you would like to help, such as walking Max, we would be delighted to hear from you, even if you can spare an hour a week."

If you’re interested, call Sally on 01736 758707 or e-mail sallycollins@cinnamon.org.uk

There is more information on the charity’s website at www.cinnamon.org.uk.

Reporter: jonm@iwcpmail.co.uk

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