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

Welcome to Link HC’s Blog

Welcome to Link HC’s Blog!  We hope you enjoy your time here.  This blog will contain articles about Link HC’s services, experiences and expertise, which we hope you will find interesting and helpful.  Many of the articles featured here can also be found in our Link Health and Community quarterly magazine.

Link Health and Community is a local community health and support service. We provide a large range of medical, health and support services that are aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of all residents living in and around the South-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.

Why should you choose to use Link Health and Community? Because our programs are developed in partnership with the local community to meet their health needs and are motivated by our aim to provide accessible and affordable health and support services to everyone.

We are a not-for-profit health service provider funded by both the State and Commonwealth Governments. We have six sites, Chadstone, Clayton, Glen Waverley, Oakleigh, Brighton and Mulgrave. Some of our services attract a set fee, others are FREE of charge, and all our profits go back into improving and expanding services for you.

Please call us on 1300 552 509, via email: linkhc@linkhc.org.au or through our website www.linkhc.org.au.