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Excitement At Bishop’s Cleeve As New Pet Friends Arrive

26 January 2022

Excitement At Bishop’s Cleeve As New Pet Friends Arrive

The New Year has been pet-tastic for Residents at Bishop’s Cleeve, thanks to the arrival of some very special new friends.

First up, a shoal of fish has moved into the Home after kind-hearted members of the local community donated tanks.

Residents are thrilled to have one tank of catfish and a second of colourful tropical swimmers.

The Residents love watching the fish swim and play and taking turns to feed them.

Bishop’s Cleeve thank the community

Customer Relations Manager Jean Corbett said the kindness of the Home’s neighbours had meant a lot.

Jean said: “I knew the Residents would love to have fish tanks in the Home.  It’s just lovely to relax and watch the fish swim around.

“I popped a post on our Facebook page asking if anyone had a fish tank they didn’t want. Within an hour, I had one.

“The second tank came swiftly afterwards, and one of them came complete with catfish.

“We took care of getting tropical fish for the other tank, and now the Residents have two tanks to enjoy.”

The fish aren’t the only animals joining the Bishop’s Cleeve Care Home community.

Rescue dog Samira has started coming in every week to spend time with the Residents.

She was rescued by animal charity Rocky’s Rescue – which Jean set up to save dogs who’d had a bad start in life.

The German Shepherd Cross lives in nearby Cheltenham with her adopted parent. She’ll be coming in to spend quality time with Residents every week.

Jean said: “Samira had a terrible start in life, but thanks to the love and care she’s had, she’s doing really well.

“It’s terrific for the Residents to spend time with Samira because she’s so loving – there will be lots of cuddles.

“For Samira, it’s wonderful to have lots of attention and feel so cherished.”