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Pet care when hospitalised
If you have to go into hospital or residential care you may need to arrange for your pet to be looked after. This page provides information and advice regarding pet care in these situations.
If you have to go into hospital, you should firstly ask a family member, trusted neighbour or friend to help with your pet. If they are unable to look after your pet then you may need to contact a local kennel or cattery. Details of these can be found in the telephone directory. Your local vet or dog warden may also be able to suggest some options. See below for links to dog warden services in North Yorkshire.
If you are suddenly taken ill and go into hospital or residential care, then social care services may be able to help make arrangements for your pet. For more information, please contact the customer services centre.
If you are considering moving to an extra care scheme, some of these do allow pets. See the extra care housing page for details and to find a list of schemes in North Yorkshire.
You might also find the Cinnamon Trustuseful. They are a national charity for the elderly, the terminally ill and their pets and can help you find pet care if you have to go into hospital.