A Volunteer Program that Brings Happiness to Our Senior Community
Article Written by the volunteer that started this program: Ginny Green
Pat-a-pet allows volunteers from FAPL to bring some of our animals, mostly dogs, to nursing homes for visits with the residents. Pat-a-pet is a wonderful program! Obviously I believe that because I have been involved with it for 16 years now. Why so wonderful? Ask the residents at the nursing homes who are the recipients of our visits.
Many of the residents miss their dear pets from years ago, others have no visitors at all, and most have a lifelong love of animals. We put a smile on their faces. Then there are the animals we take for the visits. Usually we take a dog, but we have taken cats/kittens, rabbits, a ferret, and Guinea pigs in a basket!