The Cinnamon Trust is the national charity whose wonderful volunteers help people over retirement age and those in the latter stages of a terminal illness by offering all kinds of free pet care. They are looking for dog walking volunteers to help a resident of Looe and their delightful dog who would love to go for a good walk.
The trust offers as a free service to the over 65’s and terminally ill of any age, they seek to keep owner and pet together for as long as possible with the help of a national network of volunteers who offer free assistance when day to day care poses a problem, they are unique amongst charities as they aim to relieve to the owners of any worries about their pets welfare both during and after their own lifetime.
All volunteers help in the ways that are most appropriate to them. Teams take it in turn to visit housebound owners to take the dog for a walk, volunteers foster pets as one of their family when owners face a spell in hospital or respite care, they take pets to the vet, even clean out the budgie’s cage or cats litter trays.
Pets can be registered with them so they will come into the trusts guardianship should the owner pass away or have to go into residential care, they are then rehomed with one of their long term foster volunteers and will live with them for life but the trust pays the vets fees and provides holiday cover and ongoing support .
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, you can download their volunteer registration form from their web site www.cinnamon.org.uk or email them at: email@example.com If you would like to have a more in-depth chat about becoming a volunteer, please call them during office hours (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm) on 01736 758 701, or you can check out their website www.cinnamon.org.uk for more details.