Charity appeals for dog walkers in Northampton to help elderly and terminally ill care for pets

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A charity that helps elderly and terminally ill people in Northampton keep their pets as long as possible is appealing for dog walkers.

The Cinnamon Trust has a network of volunteers who assist when day to day care poses a problem.

A spokesperson for the trust said: “We are trying to find some dog walking help for a resident of Northampton but do not have enough local volunteers to be able to help them, so wondered whether you would be able to help us publicise our need for volunteers in the area.

“Our aim is to relieve the owners of any worry concerning the welfare of their pets both during and after their own lifetime making us unique amongst charities.

“All volunteers help in the ways that are most appropriate to them. Teams take it in turn to visit housebound owners, to take dogs for daily walks, volunteers foster pets as one of their family when owners face a spell in hospital, they take pets to the vet, clean the budgie’s cage out.

“We take any problem posed in day to day care of pets,” the spokesperson added.

Contact Sally direct on 01736 758707 or email sallycollins@cinnamon.org.uk

The volunteers can gain access to our volunteer page on our website or www.cinnamon.org.uk or by emailing us at volunteer@cinnamon.org.uk