Salisbury care home residents had a very special visitor to celebrate the start of spring.

Reggie the lamb was welcomed with love and plenty of cuddles at Care UK’s Salisbury Manor, on Shapland Close. 

The cute little lamb was brought into the home by Chloe’s Mobile Farm, which provides educational and therapeutic sessions with animals, many of which have been rescued.

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Salisbury Journal: Little Reggie entertained the home's residentsLittle Reggie entertained the home's residents (Image: Care UK’s Salisbury Manor)

Resident Mary aged 95 said: “Spring must be coming; the lambs are here! I couldn’t wait to hold Reggie and with Chole’s help, I was able to cuddle and stroke Reggie, his fur was so soft. Seeing Reggie really brightened up my day.”

As part of the animal therapy session, residents learnt about caring for lambs, as well as other interesting facts about the calming, friendly animals.

Skye Williams, General Manager at Salisbury Manor, said: “We had a wonderful afternoon welcoming our very special guest, Reggie, into the home.

“At Salisbury Manor, we understand how beneficial animal therapy sessions can be for residents. Time spent in the company of animals can help to lift a person's mood and encourage social interaction, especially for those living with dementia.

"Lambs are gentle, social animals who enjoy interacting with humans, making them perfect for spending time with residents.

“Thank you to Chloe’s Mobile Farm for bringing Reggie to the home, we look forward to welcoming other animals, great or small to Salisbury Manor in the future!”