A Redditch pet shop is celebrating after helping to teach more than 260 future pet owners on how to care for pets responsibly.
During 2016 Pets at Home in Redditch saw 263 children attend their free and interactive pet workshops, mainly during school holidays, helping to teach youngster how rewarding pets can be.
The workshops are run by Pets at Home colleagues, most of whom are pet owners themselves and they focus on teaching kids about the five welfare needs of animals – shelter, food and water, good health, appropriate company and the right living environment, which are all vital for keeping pets happy and healthy.
After completing the workshops, each child receives a My Pet Pals themed certificate, colouring sheets and stickers to take home.
Store manager, Peter Burrell, says: “It’s been a privilege to meet so many local children this year and teach them about the importance of responsible pet ownership, whilst keeping them occupied during their school holidays.
“We’re looking forward to even more junior pet owners or enthusiasts joining us for our free sessions in 2017.”
Visit petsathome.com/workshops to find out more.
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