The bond between an owner and their pet can be extremely strong, and can provide companionship, security, and emotional comfort, especially at one of the most difficult times in the person’s life.
Since we started we have recruited more than 330 dedicated volunteers who support us across our service. The majority of our volunteers provide canine or feline support, including vet or grooming visits, as well as other small animal care. A number of our volunteers also offer short term fostering for our existing animal beneficiaries when their owner has to go into hospital or hospice care. Our volunteers also support us with fundraising and the promotion of our charity.
In 2019 our volunteers dedicated over 7700 hours in support of our current beneficaries. To date we have helped more that 128 people who have been affected by terminal illness, are undergoing cancer treatment or older people with a disability. We have offered support to more that 170 pets.
To talk to us about the work we do at Rosie’s Trust, please get in touch – we’d love to tell you more.
"Every donation, no matter how big or small, allows us to keep people and their pets together"
"We are a unique Northern Ireland charity who support both humans and animals"
"Knowing that by giving up a few hours a week I am helping to keep a person and their pet together and seeing just how much this is appreciated is so rewarding."
"My beneficiary thanks me all the time and I really don't think she realises that I get as much through volunteering with Rosie's Trust as she does being helped by them."