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Care home gets petting zoo visit

By helen williams, Hoyland Reporter Thursday 27th February 2014
The residents enjoyed a visit from Wigfield Farm.

A LOCAL care home was turned into a petting zoo for the day as residents welcomed a variety of small animals into the home from nearby Wigfield Farm.

Residents at Deangate care home at Mapplewell were joined by rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and even lizards.

Following a very successful visit from the farm last year, the staff at the home were keen to invite them back, knowing that stroking and holding the animals brought a lot of joy to the nature lovers among them.

Deangate manager, Christine Robinson said: "We decided to arrange for another small animals' visit after having had such a good response from our residents last year. They really loved seeing the animals up close, and were fascinated by the variety of creatures.

"The team from Wigfield are always welcome here, it is a special experience for all the residents and certainly brightens the day."

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