The importance of having a pet in the lives of the disabled, elderly or lonely is undeniable; and there are some great charities out there working to ensure that the pets and the owners have support when issues start to arise in these types of homes. The Cinnamon Trust is one of the biggest, helping by taking in pets that can’t follow their elderly owners to a new home to organising voluntary dog walkers to make sure exercise isn’t sacrificed in the later years. It’s important to note that a lot of elderly people are in fantastic shape due to the exercise their dog gives them, however few don’t have the strength, the energy or the abilities to take them out anymore. The charity also helps by re-homing or taking in the dog when an elderly owner passes away.
I’m actually very interested in providing free dog walking in Worthing for the right candidates; however, the million dollar question is if there’s a requirement for it. I see a lot of elderly people walking their dogs around West Worthing, however I can also see that these people are clearly very capable and obviously benefiting from the exercise as much as the dog is! Are there people out there who really need it? Where are they? What are their situations? I believe that if you really need something, yet you can’t afford it, then that shouldn’t stop you having it. This is who I’m aiming this idea towards, and I’m looking to see if these people are around!
If you live in Worthing and believe you know of an elderly or disabled person who may require free dog walking in Worthing due to certain circumstances, please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be interested to see if there is any demand locally for free dog walking for those in need, what kind of cases are out there, if it can be realistically merged into the days schedule and if it can be organised fairly. I will also benefit greatly from people sharing this to places that they feel will find it useful.