The Cinnamon Trust
When people with pets become unwell, there is an added stress of considering what is going to happen to their beloved animals whilst they are in hospital. In addition, it may be that a patient is no longer mobile and may need help with exercising their pooch.
The Cinnamon Trust is the only specialist national charity for this type of support. They have a network of 15,000 volunteers who 'hold hands' with pet owners so that they can be kept together. For example: they will walk dogs or foster smaller animals should hospital care be required. They will also clean cages and fetch food.
Should staying at home not be an option, then The Cinnamon Trust have details of care homes and retirement housing that are happy to accept pets. If it has been previously arranged, they can also take on the care of a pet who has lost its owner.