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Mentor Fonz, Star, Pola Bear, Ziggy and Gump

For those of you who are unsure Pets as Therapy (PAT) is a national charity founded in 1983. It is unique in that it provides therapeutic visits to hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes, special needs schools and a variety of other venues by volunteers with their own friendly temperament tested and vaccinated dogs and cats.

Please visit their website to find out more about their great work

www.petsastherapy.org.uk

Over the years Greyhound Rescue has had many of their greyhounds registered as P.A.T. dogs. Unfortunately Pyder Mann, Turk, Awesome and Malarky are no longer with us and Rio has had to retire due to being diagnosed with epilepsy a while ago.

So it is down to these guys above to carry on the amazing work especially done by Malarky who sadly left us this year (2011). We have now changed nursing homes and are no longer at Clifton where we were regular visitors for 4 years, but now attend Silver Springs.

On occasions, when one of the PAT dog owners is away on holiday they also get to go to Mont-a-Abbe school and have also been to Lakeside Residential Home and Clinique Pinel at St. Saviours Hospital.

Twice a year a day in town is arranged in aid of the charity and it's great to see all the different dogs mingling together and indeed to inform people of what these dogs do.

Some of the PAT dogs assemble for a charity walk

Over the years the public have contributed so generously to Greyhound Rescue, we felt this was just a small way that we could put something back into the community.