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How Rosie's Trust has gone the extra mile to ensure that ill or disabled owners aren't separated from their animals


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Alastair with Josie the dog and Simone, a volunteer with Rosie’s Trust

Alastair with Josie the dog and Simone, a volunteer with Rosie’s Trust

Operations manager Jayne McStay with her dogs Fly and Margo

Operations manager Jayne McStay with her dogs Fly and Margo

Noreen, who has praised the Rosie’s Trust volunteers for helping her with her dog Snowy

Noreen, who has praised the Rosie’s Trust volunteers for helping her with her dog Snowy

Kim and Ben

Kim and Ben

Alastair with Josie the dog and Simone, a volunteer with Rosie’s Trust

A local animal charity which provides an important service to people who are ill or disabled has found a unique way to battle on through the Covid-19 crisis.

Bangor-based Rosie's Trust helps people to care for their pets thanks to a small Northern Ireland-wide army of volunteers.

When lockdown restrictions came in, volunteers could no longer call at the homes of those most in need of their services - many of whom were shielding due to illness.