• Keaton Agius

Dogs Being Used To Help Elderly Homes Combat Isolation And Loneliness



The Malta Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (MSPCA) has launched a programme to introduce animals into old people’s homes in a bid to help combat loneliness.


“Animals are a very important part of our lives,” says MSPCA fundraising manager Mary

Cassar Torregiani. “They are a part of society that also gets marginalised, secluded and

isolated. Animals teach us plenty about unconditional love, respect and sincerity.”


Pets are a formidable way to combat the loneliness and isolation that many elderly people experience and bring many precious moments of comfort and joy, which is especially important during the pandemic.


The scheme also includes outreach into schools to promote the importance of respect

towards animals by developing empathic skills in young people.


Well done to MSPCA


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