Pets As Therapy is a national charity founded in 1983 by Lesley Scott-Ordish.

The charity was formed to enhance health and wellbeing in the community through the visits of trusted volunteers with their behaviourally assessed animals. They provide a visiting service in hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes, special needs schools and a variety of other venues all across the UK.

Therapeutic visits:

  • Enhance lives in our communities by providing companionship and friendship and helps to tackle loneliness.
  • Improve the lives of people suffering from debilitating mental and physical health conditions and illnesses such as Autism, Dementia and Stroke by including animal assisted interventions as part of a holistic approach to treatment.
  • Improve literacy in children by developing their confidence, interest and enjoyment in reading through our read2dogs scheme.

Sue and her Pets as Therapy cat, Buttons will be visiting us on 18 September, to tell us more about this wonderful charity. ¬†She will talk to us about how she got involved and, if it’s something you are interested in doing, how you could get involved too.

Doors open at the usual time of 7pm and we look forward to seeing you there.