FSG Australia comes to the rescue of Pets for Therapy
FANTASTIC support from local FSG Australia has ensured that special four-legged Pets for Therapy volunteers and their owners will remain "on the road" to provide an invaluable therapeutic program covering not only the frail aged but people with disabilities or impairments and those disconnected from community services.
For the past 26 years, founder Yvonne Cody has conducted the Pets for Therapy program throughout the Gold Coast.
Despite all the efforts of generous supporter One Stop Auto Care, the vehicle Yvonne used to transport dogs and equipment had become inefficient to run, yet a safe and reliable car was a necessity in order for the program to continue.
FSG Australia (FSGA) to the rescue!
Believing in a community that connects with all and that is free of social injustice, FSGA-Freedom, Social justice and Growth-realised that vital volunteer service Pets for Therapy needed to be kept on the road.
Taking on the challenge, FSGA is proud to have been able to find another vehicle for Yvonne and Pets for Therapy.
Vicki Batten, CEO of FSG Australia said, "As an organization that believes in connecting the community, it was important for us to support Yvonne in finding alternative transport so she could keep Pets for Therapy running. We know from experience that social engagement is vital for people's health and well-being and contributes to them feeling valued within their community."
To learn more about Pets for Therapy or to make a donation, please visit www.gallerygiselle.com/pettherapy.htm or contact Yvonne Cody on 5578 2607.
For information about FSG Australia programs and services, please visit www.fsg.org.au.