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Trustee’s Report & Financial Statement 2017

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Founder Recognition

Our founder, Bronagh O’Neill was recently awarded the Points Of Light award for her voluntary work. She has just received her certificate and letter from the PM, and we’re all so glad that Bronagh has received recognition for her courage, dedication and incredible hard work in setting up this amazing charity. Here’s Bronagh telling her […]

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Christmas Fair

We had such a day of fun and friendship on Saturday. Thank you to everyone who came and supported us, and a special thank you to our very popular special guests – Bangor Ukuleles and Chase the Police Pup. They brought a smile to lots of faces

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Big Lottery Support

We have some amazing news to share with you! Rosie’s Trust has been awarded funding from Big Lottery to support everything we do for people and their pets, so thanks to Lottery players across Northern Ireland. This is very exciting and extremely important, as the funding will help us to provide a sustainable future for […]

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Therapy Dogs Help Cancer Patients Cope With Tough Treatments

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for cancer may get an emotional lift from man’s best friend, a new study suggests. The study, of patients with head and neck cancers, is among the first to scientifically test the effects of therapy dogs — trained […]

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Dogs Know That Smile On Your Face

Dogs can tell the difference between happy and angry human faces, according to a new study in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on February 12. The discovery represents the first solid evidence that an animal other than humans can discriminate between emotional expressions in another species, the researchers say. “We think the dogs in […]

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Neurobiological Basis of Human-Pet Relationship

How closely does the relationship between people and their non-human companions mirror the parent-child relationship? Researchers makes a contribution to answering this complex question by investigating differences in how important brain structures are activated when women view images of their children and of their own dogs. It has become common for people who have pets […]

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Study Finds That Cats Pay More Attention to Us Than We Realize

Cats, long stereotyped as aloof and highly independent creatures compared to dogs, may be getting a bad rap.   Research recently published in the journal Animal Cognition posits that cats are quite in tune with their owners’ emotions, and respond to those emotions. The study, “Social referencing and cat–human communication,” details the results of an experiment conducted […]

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11 Million Ageing People in the UK Could Benefit from Owning a Pet

International Federation on Ageing and Bayer HealthCare release report highlighting awareness of how pets contribute to healthy ageing The first-of-its-kind international report investigates how dogs and cats may contribute to physical, mental and societal well-being, in an ageing global population. The health impact of pets on older people is explored in a new report published […]

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The Healing Power of Pets

“Many researchers are finding that the most serious disease for older persons is not cancer or heart disease – it’s loneliness. Love is the most important health tonic we have and pets are one of nature’s best sources of love.   Dogs and cats help everyone overcome the pain of loneliness by supplying companionship and […]

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