About this cause
Leicester Animal Aid is a dog and cat rescue and re-homing Centre, founded in 1956 by Dorothea Farndon. We help dogs and cats that are lost, abandoned, unwanted and those whose owners can no longer care for them. Our focus is animal welfare and enrichment, providing the best possible care, and finding the right homes for our residents. We also work within the community to promote animal welfare, human and animal friendships and prevent animals arriving in rescue. This includes our Community Pet Support Scheme, helping those who are elderly and physically disabled to care for their animal companions within their own homes for as long as is mutually beneficial.
How this cause brings people in the community together
Animals provide great companionship for those who are often socially isolated, and this project helps to keep best friends together whilst preventing animals with loving homes arriving in rescue centres. It also provides additional human social interactions through visits from LAA's Animal Care Assistants and the CPSS Coordinator is also able to signpost clients to other support services.