Pet care when hospitalised

If a person is removed to hospital (sectioned) then the Local Authority may arrange for care of the person's pets:

Section 48 of the National Assistance Act (1948) gives a power to Local Authority Social Services Department for 'the protection of moveable property' where a person has been removed to hospital or Part 3 accommodation (as defined under Section 47 of the National Assistance Act), and where there appears to be a danger of loss of or damage to any moveable property and where no other suitable arrangements have been made. This power allows right of access to do this and allows for recovery of expenses from the person concerned. Within this definition, moveable property may include the care of pets. 

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The Cinnamon Trust is a national charity for the elderly and their pets. They may be able to arrange for pets to be cared for if you have to go into hospital.