Seniors and The Cinnamon Trust

CinnamonTrustLogo.jpgIt is a sad and heartbreaking fact that some of us will end our days alone, friends and family gone or far away. A pet can often make the difference between a healthy, engaged senior citizen and a quick, lonely decline.

The folks at The Cinnamon Trust know the value of animal companions and this British charity is dedicated to helping elderly and terminally ill pet lovers find unconditional love — and peace of mind that their pets will receive care after their death.

The trust has a volunteer network of foster homes and offers various pet-care services for owners who become incapacitated. Seniors who live at home and need help cane also benefit, thanks to volunteers who will walk the dog, buy cat food, etc. Short-term care is also available.

If anyone knows about a similar organization in the United States, ping us.

If someone’s pet dies, the trust can match a pet with a loving home. If that is not an option, the pet can be care for in a calm, cage-free sanctuary. Should a pet owner have to move to a nursing home, they can receive photos and updates about their pet.

The Cinnamon Trust is a charity and does not charge for its services. Donations are of course accepted and if an owner can make some contribution toward their pet’s care, it helps.

Read stories from the Cinnamon Trust

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10 responses to “Seniors and The Cinnamon Trust

  1. Everycat

    Thank you for featuring The Cinnamon Trust, they are a truely unique charity here in the UK and much valued.

    • oldcatsrule

      My pleasure. It is Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month in the United States and I hope featuring the trust will inspire people to start similar programs here.

  2. What a nice blog 🙂
    One of the shelters around here(Nova Scotia) has a Seniors for Seniors program.
    Mickey,(blogging cat)just turned 16 in July 🙂
    WE think seniors rule too !!

    • oldcatsrule

      Bubba thanks you. Of course, he was the inspiration for the blog.

      Mickey is very handsome and now has a fan in New York City.

  3. Thanks for sharing about Cinnamon Trust. I had not heard of them before just now.

    I will add your blog to my blog list.

    Please add me to yours, too.

    http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for joining the blogosphere for kitties!

  4. That sounds like a fabulous idea. My mum works at the hospital, and she met an elderly gentleman who was super stressed about his cat being at home while he was sick.

    Nice to meet you.

    Poppy Q

    • oldcatsrule

      Poppy,

      Nice to meet you, too. No one should have to worry about a beloved pet if they have the misfortune to become sick, or worse.

  5. The Cinnamon Trust is a really good idea. I hope that someone does something similar in the United States. I keep hearing sad stories of senior cats spending years at no-kill shelters waiting for someone to take them home.

    • oldcatsrule

      Hi Karen,

      There may be small programs somewhere in the States, I’m not sure. But it would be nice to have such a program established as a subset to a major humane society’s outreach.

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