• Thu. Apr 18th, 2024

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Animals bring joy to children and care home residents

FOUR-legged friends were the latest guests at a Stockton-on-Tees care home – with farm animals and reptiles paying residents a visit.

Mobile farm company Animals About Town brought the creatures for an animal therapy session at The Beeches Care Home, on Green Lane.

Among the furry and feathery critters were goats, chickens, geese, guinea pigs, a rabbit, hare, tortoise and sheep.

The home also invited children from Cheeky Monkees Day Nursery, on Baysdale Road, to join in with the session.

Nursery staff brought a hamper filled with biscuits, chocolates and other treats as a thank you.

Resident Doreen Flynn said: “I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the animals and holding the guinea pig. I hope they visit the home again soon.”

Helen Wood, home manager at The Beeches Care Home, said: “We booked Animals About Town as we felt it would be nice for residents to experience the fun of the farm in their own home.

“They all thoroughly enjoyed seeing the animals, even the naughty sheep, called Lamb Lamb, who visited several residents inside the home.

“We were delighted Cheeky Monkees Day Nursery were able to join us as well. The hamper was a lovely gift – everyone has been enjoying the tasty treats.”