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Easter Delight: Haydale Care Home Welcomes ‘Some Bunny to Love’ Petting Zoo

2 April 2024

Haydale Care Home welcomed a special visitor today as Lee from “Some Bunny to Love” mobile petting zoo brought a menagerie of furry friends to spread Easter cheer among residents. The air was filled with excitement and anticipation as dementia and learning disability residents eagerly awaited the arrival of their adorable guests.

From silky chickens to guinea pigs, rabbits, and even friendly rats, the mobile petting zoo offered residents the opportunity to pet, cuddle, and feed a variety of gentle animals. Laughter and delight echoed through the halls of Haydale as residents interacted with their new furry friends, their faces lighting up with joy at each tender touch and playful interaction.

Anne Roland, a resident at Haydale, couldn’t resist a jest as she affectionately remarked, “Can I keep him forever?” Her playful quip elicited chuckles from fellow residents, adding to the jovial atmosphere of the day.

The petting zoo session not only brought immediate joy but also tied in seamlessly with the start of Easter celebrations at Haydale. Anna Mitchell, another resident, expressed her delight, saying, “It’s made my day, what a lovely cuddle,” as she savored a moment of warmth and connection with one of the furry visitors.

Beyond the surface enjoyment, pet therapy proved to have profound benefits for residents, particularly those living with dementia and learning disabilities. The calming presence of animals helped combat loneliness, reduce anxiety, and promote relaxation, fostering a sense of well-being and comfort among participants.