The issue of pets and best interests has become relevant in a number of cases before the Court of Protection. For example, in the case of Mrs P v Rochdale Borough Council & Anor  EWCOP B1, the judge described Mrs P's pet dog Bobby as the '....only living being with whom she shares any love or devotion is her dog, Bobby. The court is told that her “face lights up” when she sees other dogs. These are all matters which are affecting the quality of her life. They are again provided for and addressed in her most recent care plan. They are extremely important to and for her.'
With thanks to one of our brilliant delegates for sending us this important register for Pet Friendly Care Homes which is managed by the charity, The Cinnamon Trust
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