LinkPETS getting Brutus off the couch!

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Brutus is a big, bold and beautiful French Mastiff x Staffordshire Terrier who lives with Libby his owner.

Libby is visually impaired and finds it difficult to exercise Brutus. However, Libby was keen to change this and registered with the LinkPETS program to see if someone could help.

Brutus has since been matched with two newly retired, pet-loving volunteers and he is now officially off the couch and getting the exercise he desperately needs!

Libby has seen first hand the difference that LinkPETS has made to their lives.

“LinkPETS is a fantastic service, and the volunteer dog walkers are amazing and have their own special bond with my baby”.

It’s not only dogs that the LinkPETS program can help with – we also care for cats too! Our volunteers can assist with cat clean-ups, basic grooming and general support to help people care for their pet.

Do you or someone you know, need help caring for their pet? For more information, please call our LinkPETS Coordinator on 1300 552 509 or via www.linkhc.org.au

 

LinkPETS helping Tully make friends again

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Joyce and Tully make a great team, both with loving smiles and a great deal of time for each other.

Until recently, Joyce used to hop on her scooter and take Tully for a walk around the neighbourhood to socialise and keep Tully’s weight under control – given Tully’s great love for food!

Due to recent health issues, Joyce can no longer walk Tully. With these concerns in mind, Joyce contacted LinkPETS and asked for some help. LinkPETS were able to match Tully to some local pet-loving volunteers and Tully is now back pounding the streets again, socialising and making up for lost time!

Our special LinkPETS program can provide pet-loving volunteers to help with walking, basic grooming and cat/dog hygienic clean-ups.

Do you know someone who needs help caring for their pet? For more information, please call our LinkPETS Coordinator on 1300 552 509 or via www.linkhc.org.au

Rockytoo still gets his walks, thanks to the special LinkPETS program

Rockytoo (pictured above), is an excitable two year old border collie owned by Jennie and Bob, and they have all been part of the LinkPETS program for more than 18 months.

Unfortunately Bob suffers from severe health conditions and relies on Jennie to be his full time carer. However Jennie has significant health issues too, having undergone three knee replacements which limits her ability to walk her beloved dog.

Rockytoo requires regular exercise and the LinkPETS program has been able to provide accredited volunteers to walk him on a regular basis. LinkPETS provides pet-loving volunteers to people who are finding it difficult to fully care for their pet because of their age, frailty, ill-health or disability.

“This program has been invaluable to both Bob and I. Through the love of our dog, we have met some wonderful people that are generous with their time and support, so that we still feel part of the community”
– says Jennie.

Since joining the LinkPETS program, Jennie has been able to develop strong and lasting friendships with her volunteers.

Jennie says people should spread the word about LinkPETS to anyone who may need extra help in caring for their pet.

Currently the program has plenty of ready and willing volunteers, but not enough pet owners asking for help.

If you know somebody that needs support caring for their pet, please contact Sarah Burton, LinkPETS Coordinator on 8822 8309.