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Our Aged Care program aims to keep pets and their elderly owners happy, healthy and together in their own homes for as long as possible. To do this, we assist elderly pet owners over the age of 65, Indigenous pet owners over the age of 50 and palliative care patients of any age. Services our Aged Care program offers include: temporary foster accommodation and/or emergency pet boarding if the owner requires medical treatment, respite or other assistance assistance with veterinary treatment home visits to assist the elderly with basic pet care assistance with pet grooming assistance with transport to and from the local veterinarian Please note that due to high demand for this program, we ask that pet owners first ask family and friends whether they are able to assist with their pet’s care. This community program was previously known as Pets of Older Persons (POOPs). For more information please contact the RSPCA Community Programs helpline (02) 9782 4408. The helpline operates Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. During weekends and public holidays contact the RSPCA Contact Centre on (02) 9770 7555. Aged Care Program FAQsHow much does your Aged Care program cost? Each situation is assessed on a case-by-case basis, and cost may depend on which services are required. Please contact the RSPCA Community Programs helpline (02) 9782 4408 or fill out the form below to see how we may be able to assist. What areas does your Aged Care program service? Our Aged Care program is available throughout New South Wales. All enquiries come through our Sydney office, so more regional area enquiries may take longer to action. Our in-home services and some volunteer and foster care services are currently limited to the Sydney area. How long can an animal stay in boarding? There is no allocated timeframe for an animal staying in our care. However, animal stays are dependent on kennel space, their behavioural and medical needs, and the client’s individual circumstances. Is your Aged Care program able to assist me with adopting a pet? Our Aged Care program is in place to support people that already have pets at home. However, we are supportive of elderly clients wishing to adopt a pet for companionship. For advice and recommendations regarding suitable pets for adoption, please contact your local RSPCA NSW shelter. Aged Care Assistance Request Our Aged Care program is available throughout New South Wales, Australia. Please fill out the form below so we can assist you further with your enquiry. 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