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Volunteers bring pet therapy to Ormskirk Care Home

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Stocks Hall Ormskirk Care Home in Lancashire recently welcomed Laura Holder, Client Care Advisor and Lottie Johnson, Veterinary Care Assistant from local company, Vets2Pets in Burscough, who volunteered in their spare time to bring along their adorable and loving pets.

Ladies and gentlemen living at the Home were delighted to meet Florence, the Corn Snake, Teddy the Shih Tzu, Arthur the Cross Labrador and Frida the beautiful 17 week old Kitten.

Families and relatives came along to spend time getting to know these wonderful creatures to find out about their history and how they came to live with animal lovers, Laura and Lottie.

This form of pet therapy or animal assisted therapy and interaction brings with it so many benefits for many physical and mental issues.   It was clear to see everyone’s spirits lifted as they spent quality time handling, stroking and getting to know these new companions.

Brenda, Activities Staff at the Home says “An animal’s unconditional love and acceptance, as well as the therapeutic physical touch from pet contact, can improve quality of life, with or without dementia.

Laura Holder, Vets2Pets says “Seeing the way our pets were welcomed with open arms and given so much love and attention, just warmed my heart.  It’s extremely rewarding for both us as volunteers and our pets and is really appreciated by the people living in the home.”

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