Residents enjoy visit by pets to Welbourn care home

Staff from Pets at Home at Welbourn Manor Care Home. left to right are Jack Titley, Daniella Clark, Chris Harrison, Katie Harrison, Bertha Titley. 306D
Staff from Pets at Home at Welbourn Manor Care Home. left to right are Jack Titley, Daniella Clark, Chris Harrison, Katie Harrison, Bertha Titley. 306D
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The staff of a pet store in Grantham visited a care home to allow residents to meet some of their animals.

Pets at Home staff took a variety of creatures to Welbourn Manor Care Home including a dog, two tortoises, a hamster, a rabbit and two rats.

Chris Harrison, activities coordinator at the home, said the residents enjoyed the interaction with the animals although were not too keen on the rats.

Chris said: “There is a lot of research that shows pets in a care home are benficial. Pets are therapy and can be very good for people. They are calming and the residents will talk to them whereas they might find it difficult to talk to other people.”

She said if there was another visit by the store in future the residents might brave a visit by a snake and a bearded dragon.