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Animal visiting programme

developing companionship for our residents with the animals and their owners alike.

Currently, there are visiting animals at a number of Selwyn locations, developing companionship for our residents with the animals and their owners alike.

The introductions of the St John/SPCA animal visiting programme across all our villages will shortly be formalised to complement the presence of residential animals in our care homes. Outreach Therapy Pets is a joint initiative between St John and SPCA Auckland which involves more than 300 volunteers and their pets visiting res homes, hospitals and other health services, to bring comfort to residents and patients and promote emotional well-being.

Currently, there are visiting animals at a number of Selwyn locations on an informal and intermittent schedule. By strengthening our relationships with the St John/SPCA programme, we will be able to host more regular and meaningful visits and, therefore, facilitate developing companionship for our residents with the animals and their owners alike.

Resident caring for a guinea pig