Buchan vets to raise cash for ‘Therapet’

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Buchan Veterinary Clinic on Peterhead’s York Street will be holding an open day this Saturday (May 30) to help raise funds for Canine Concern Scotland Trust .

The charity’s ‘Therapet’ service, which was established in 1988, has 500 volunteers who, with their specially selected dogs, visit patients and residents in hospitals, hospices, residential care and nursing homes, special needs schools and other institutions to provide pet therapy.

Much of the success of this therapy is based on regular visits so that long-term patients develop a relationship and interact with the volunteer and their pet.

No charge is ever made for this service.

The open day will be held between 11am and 4pm at the Peterhead Surgery.

Visitors will have the chance to meet the staff and get a sneak peak behind the scenes.

There will also be a chance to meet the clinic’s donkeys (weather permitting) and a chance to pet the owls from 12pm till 3pm.

Therapet dogs will also be along and it is hoped that Ben, the Therapet of the Year, will be in attendance with his volunteer.

There will also be an Aberdeen College Nursing stand, Kids quiz, face painting, raffles and more as well as 10% discount on toys and pet accessories.

All funds raised on the day will go to Canine Concern Scotland.

To find out more about the charity visit their website www.canineconcernscotland.org.uk.