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Wellington Animal Assisted Activities ProgrammeGreater Wellington area
About our Animal Assisted Activities Programme
The Wellington SPCA Centre offers Animal Assisted Activities to members of the community who would benefit from the companionship of shelter animals and volunteers. Animal Assisted Activities volunteers make regular visits to retirement homes, hospices, facilities for people with disabilities and youth groups.
Animal Assisted Activities benefits both people as well as the animals involved. People might experience motivational, recreational and therapeutic benefits and our animals receive the opportunity to socialise and become acquainted with the sounds, smells and events of everyday life.
Our Animal Assisted Activities programme is dependent on a dedicated team of volunteers. In some cases, volunteers can deliver regular visits to facilities. We can also organise one-off or periodic visits where regular visits are unable to be organised. For these visits a donation is requested to help cover our expenses and support our vital work in the community.