On Thursday, The Bishop Of Swansea and Brecon, the Right Reverend Lord Bishop Anthony Pierce came to Llys Nini to dedicate and open the Rainbow Bridge. It was also a celebration of the tenth anniversary of the opening of the lovely animal re-homing centre at Penllegaer, Swansea, after its move from the old Dogs’ Home at Singleton Park, Swansea..
Children from the local primary school came and sang some welsh songs (beautifully!), and the hardier guests were afterwards taken for a very wet and windy tour of the centre, whilst lesser mortals stayed indoors and enjoyed tea and welsh cakes.
I understand that the bridge might provide a focal point for people who are grieving for dead pets. Native trees can be planted and plaques can be placed there too.
When people have lost a pet, they don’t necessarily want to try to replace it straight away, (though there are always plenty of furry and feathered friends longing to find happy new homes, as soon as they are ready), but at Llys Nini there is plenty of opportunity to volunteer to socialise with cats or other small animals, or to walk as many dogs as they wish… after a short training course to learn to fit into the Llys Nini routine.
The Safe Haven Scheme allows people to help to support the work of Llys Nini, which is only able to continue its work with the aid of voluntary funding. You do not even have to live in Swansea to be able to join in and help… everybody is welcome!
PS Sally, the “Chair” of Llys Nini has also led me to these extra pics..