Animal Day Antics

We’ve had another fantastic summer of Animal Days, the ever popular opportunity for children to join us at the Shelter and learn about responsible pet ownership in a fun and fluffy way.

animal day dog walkingThis year we have seen over 120 children attending the full or half day sessions, and take part in activities including dog walking, cat cuddling and assisting with the care of our rabbits. The lucky children have had puppies and kittens to meet this summer, which are always a hit, as well as some of our older animals. There has also been lots of craft and classroom activity doing colouring or making posters; some children even made snuffle mats (see picture above) which are being used to entertain our dogs while they wait for a forever home. The days are very fun and relaxed, but they also serve a serious purpose as we teach children how to approach strange dogs, handle small animals and care for their pets.

This summer the Animal Days also raised a fantastic £3,000 which will help towards the cost of housing and feeding the 800 animals a year that come through the Shelter. Well done to the Education Team for all their efforts, and especially to the volunteers who have assisted throughout the summer.