Nene Valley Community Action offer a wide range of services. Support (infrastructure) services are available for all VCS groups in the Borough of Wellingborough (click on the Support tab to see). Check out our community projects - Carers support, School of Life, Befriending scheme, Purple Pet Power. 

 

 

 

Purple Pet Power

WHY DO WE NEED PURPLE PET POWER? 

THIS PROJECT IS NO LONGER RUNNING.

  • Many elderly people live in our communities with a pet as their only companion.
  • Many of them have no close family or neighbours that will support them.
  • Evidence shows that some people will refuse to go to hospital if there is no-one to care for their pet.
  • Hospital staff have reported that patients can become stressed and agitated if their pet has been left alone making both recovery and the hospital stay longer.

WHAT WILL PURPLE PET POWER DO?

  • Provide trained and DBS (criminal record) checked volunteers to support.
  • Risk assess the situation to ensure both the pet is safe and their lone parent kept informed of their welfare.
  • Ensure the pet is nourished by regular visits.
  • Ensure pets are exercised and played with.
  • Clean cages (birds) and replenish with food and water.
  • Provide short term fostering if necessary.
  • Continue with visits when lone parent returns home until they are able to take over care.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SUPPORT THIS PROJECT? VOLUNTEER WITH NVCA!

CALL 01933 313526 TO ARRANGE FOR AN INFORMAL CHAT. 

PURPLE PET POWER

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