By LINDA FOO GUEST
DOG lovers in Wirral are being urged to sign up to a walking scheme and help owners who are housebound.
The Cinnamon Trust is the national charity which offers help with pet care to elderly people and those with a terminal illness through a network of volunteers.
Now an appeal has gone out for volunteers to help two dog owners in Meols who cannot take their four-legged friends for a walk.
One is a 10-year-old lhasa apso, and the other an 11-year-old terrier-cross.
Volunteers will need to supply three referees when registering.
Sally Collin, from the trust said: “A large number of elderly or ill pet owners become very worried about their ability to care for their pets, feeling that their only option is to rehome them.
“This is where our national network of dedicated volunteers step in to offer support enabling them to stay together.
“We’ll walk the dog for a housebound owner, foster pets when owners need hospital care, fetch the cat food, even clean out the bird cage or litter trays.
“We are always seeking new volunteers, even if you can only spare an hour a week we would love to hear from you.”
Anyone who can help can call 01736 758707 during office hours, or email email@example.com.
More details can be found on the charity’s website, www.cinnamon.org.uk.