HugglePets in the Community – Who are we?
HugglePets in the Community is a Community Interest Company (CIC) launched in 2019 to help motivate, inspire and empower members of our local community through animal-related therapy and initiatives. Our community is at the heart of everything we do. We are passionate about what we do for our local community and we want you to be part of it too!
Through our animal therapy focused work, we support and work alongside individuals and groups to improve mental health, combat loneliness, challenge behavioural issues and promote psychological well being. Our projects focus on working with local people and incorporate social integration and skills development for children, young people, adults and the elderly through to emotional and social wellbeing sessions.
Our Vision and Mission
VISION (Objective): To Motivate, Inspire and Empower people to look after their own mental health by engaging in animal-related health therapies
MISSION: To promote psychological well-being and combat a lack of connection for all people, through the use of animal-related therapies.
Our Current Initiatives – What we do?
Tea with A Twist
We want to eradicate loneliness and isolation in our community, and what better way to bring a community together than with a cup of tea. For two days a week, we welcome the community to our store for a free cup of tea and a chance to meet some friendly animal faces.
The Community Aquarium – Coming Soon
We are working towards building an aquarium with advanced technology to help children and adults to explore our wonderful animals while also being able to navigate themselves around with ease of access. The aquarium will be a centre of tranquillity for people who suffer from autism or anxiety as it will be a quiet zone, with low lighting and colours that are useful to calm anxiety. We envisage using several methods of communication, for example, Sign-Language videos, to be able to communicate information on the different animals and their environments to as many people as possible.
Donate here: https://www.spacehive.com/hugglepets
Educational Animal Therapy Workshops – Coming Soon
We support local schools and youth clubs to build engagement and social integration sessions through the use of animal therapy, these sessions include educational talks about animal welfare, facts on the environment and caring for the planet, along with getting up close with our animals, feeding them, handling them and loving them. We also offer an arts and crafts session to help calm children who suffer from anxiety or autism.
Book your visit with us by emailing email@example.com
OUR Huggles Pamper Lounge NOW supports YOUR Community Projects
In January 2019 our pet grooming business officially joined our CIC. All profits from our Pamper Lounge are now re-invested back into the community to help support further animal assisted projects.
You can help support our future initiatives, and treating your pet at the same time, by booking a pet groom here.
Previous Projects include:
- Educational visits by school and college pupils to learn further about animal care
- Supporting young people with work experience placements across our business
- Sponsoring local football teams to help purchase equipment
- Care Home Days – bringing animal therapy to care homes in the community
- Therapeutic Days – supporting individuals with anxiety to reduce stress through therapeutic days
- Rescue dogs received a free groom for their forever homes
Work with Us
Are you a local business and would like to support HugglePets In The Community? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org