Caring about Patients with Pets
Companion Care Foundation’s CARE for Pets program: Overcoming barriers to healthcare.
Providing assistance to eligible people – Patients with Pets located in the Lower Hunter Region and Central Coast NSW
All of our people are Volunteers and we offer short-term solutions and pet respite for people who live alone and need medical treatment which prevents them caring for their pet.
“I live alone with my two dogs but I’m not in the best of health. I don’t know what I would do without CARE for Pets and their devoted volunteers; my two fur babies are both still quite young and they need a little bit of discipline as well as love and attention while I have treatment in hospital. The folk at CARE for Pets have provided exactly that for them and I go to hospital knowing they are in good hands. Sometimes my puppies have been brought by one of the volunteers to visit me (in the courtyard at the hospital). This always helps to hasten my recovery because I want to get back home to them as soon as I can.Thank you CARE for Pets.“
Message for Case Managers or Social workers: If you think your patient may be eligible to receive assistance with their pet/s please go to the Enquiry Checklist:
Our parent company is Companion Care Foundation and we are a not-for-profit organisation and a registered charity. We have DGR status (Deductible Gift Recipient) so donations are Tax Deductible
OnLine Charity shop: www.careforpetscharityshop.org.au We sell donated goods such as DVDs; Books – many quite rare and out of print; Jewellry; Children’s clothes and toys; Household goods; Bric-a-brac; Vintage pieces; Collectables and some great gift ideas. (We are still setting up – but please call 0451162273 with any questions – or to purchase)