Community News: Animal Magic at Melbourn Springs Care Home…

Staff and residents at Barchester’s Melbourn Springs care home in Melbourn were treated to a visit from some beautiful therapy pets.  Animals have a wonderful calming effect and the residents love to stroke them, talk to them and play with them.

The home was visited by 8-week-old Poppy the Puppy, 5-week-old rabbits, cats, dogs, guinea pigs, reptiles, rabbits, and Doris the Chicken who caused a great deal of excitement.  All of the residents enjoyed the visit, they petted and fed the animals who seemed to appreciate meeting their new friends.

Michelle’s Animal Therapy said: “The animals have had a wonderful afternoon!  I don’t think they have ever had so much attention!  Poppy the Puppy will never forget her first visit to Melbourn Springs and all of the other animals had the best possible afternoon”

General Manager, Maria Ulian said: “All our residents are fascinated by animals so we were delighted that all of these wonderful animals were able to visit.  It was brilliant to be able to ask the animal handlers questions about working with the animals and what it is like to look after them.  We loved hearing all about their different personalities.”

Melbourn Springs Care Home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering high-quality care across its care homes and hospitals. Melbourn Springs Care Home provides residential care, dementia care and respite care.

For more information please contact Maria Ulian, General Manager at Melbourn Springs Care Home on 01763 261974 or /