RSPCA Pets of Older Persons service

They say that dogs are a man's best friend. But what they don't tell us is that fury friends can be expensive company to keep.

But don't fret, the RSPCA has a Pets of Older Persons (POOPs) service to assist people with looking after their pets in times of crisis.

Services include: temporary foster care and emergency boarding for pets while their owners are in hospital, assistance with grooming, some in-home assistance and discounts and payment plans for veterinary treatment.

This means you can look after your health as well as ensuring the welfare of your much loved companions.

Who is eligible for POOPs? Any person aged 65 years or over, however, there may be a little wriggle room extended to pensioners under the age of 65 who need help to care for their pets as well.

So next time you find yourself in a spot of bother and you need some help looking after your pet, call the RSPCA on (02) 9782 4408.