Help My Pet Project Update A meeting was held in November when it was decided to begin evidence gathering by asking vets, rescues and sanctuaries in Carmarthenshire if they had been asked to take in pets because their owners could no longer look after them. The evidence gathering will begin in January and take place over 6 months. A pilot project taking place in Carmarthenshire which involves working with ex-offenders and a new referral process will be including a question regarding pet ownership prior to custodial sentences being served and any contingency plans that may or may not have been in place. A meeting has taken place with the area manager for older people’s services in Amman Gwendraeth and the accommodation manager for that area. It has been agreed to investigate the possibility of including a question regarding pet ownership as part of the Carmarthenshire social services universal assessment process (UAP). However before this can happen the legal department will need to be contacted to establish whether or not the Authority will be responsible in any way for a pet in need of emergency care if the question has been asked and the answer acknowledged on the referral form. If the question can be included this will be a significant step forward because it will be addressing the entire ethos of Help My Pet Project at the most important stage – the point at which a pet owner meets a service provider. Additionally the UAP will be rolled out across the county and Local Health Board in the future when Joint Commissioning for older peoples services finally takes place. Finally I am pleased to announce that an application for Help My Pets Project to become a member of the Animal Welfare Network Wales has been accepted and is now included on the Website. A Facebook page and website will be designed in the next few months.
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