Gymea Community Aid's Pet Owners Support Network seeks community interest in new program

Friends: Rhonda and her pet dog and loving companion, Benji. Rhonda is visited regularly by a volunteer who helps look after Benji.

Friends: Rhonda and her pet dog and loving companion, Benji. Rhonda is visited regularly by a volunteer who helps look after Benji.

Gymea Community Aid's Pet Owners Support Network has launched a new program called Keeping People and Pets Together.

Facilitated by volunteers, the free program aims to support people older than 65 years of age, who have difficulty caring for their pet, but do not want to give them up. 

A volunteer visits their home twice a week for half an hour to help, and minimise isolation.

They provide social support for pet owners who are registered with My Aged Care, and aims to keep them connected to their much-loved animals.

Volunteers assist with basic pet care support, dog walking, pet hygiene for cats, birds and rabbits, basic grooming needs and transport to veterinary appointments. 

The service is seeking more members of the community who would like to become involved. 

Details: aged@gcais.ngo.org.au or call 9524 9559.

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