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Wood Green empowers school children to become responsible pet owners
Wood Green Animal Shelters is running a series of Pet Care Clubs for school children across Cambridgeshire.
The five weekly sessions are delivered by the Charity’s Education Team in a bid to improve animal welfare and to empower young people with the skills and knowledge to become responsible pet owners in the future.
The sessions have recently taken place at St Helens Primary School in Bluntisham and Glebelands Primary School in Chatteris and now the Charity is urging other schools to sign up.
The first four weeks look at the basic needs of caring for guinea pigs, rats, mice, gerbils, hamsters, rabbits, dogs and cats. The final week looks at the importance of sexing and neutering pets, micro chipping, annual vaccinations and understanding why providing flea and worm treatment is important to keep a healthy and happy pet.
Education Assistant at the Charity Claire Parsons said: “The aim of the five week clubs is to educate young people in animal welfare and to give them the skills and knowledge they need to become responsible pet owners in the future through fun, interactive and exciting animal activities.
“Each week the club takes a different theme and covers everything a pet owner needs to know about rodents, rabbits, guinea pigs, cats and dogs, with lots of real animals – big and small - going along to help the children learn.”
For further information about Pet Care Clubs or other education services please call Anna Cowling on 0844 248 8181 ext 1311 or email anna.cowling@