Pets care pro­gramme

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - In Business -

MORE than 400 fu­ture pet own­ers in Widnes have been ed­u­cated over the past year on how to care re­spon­si­bly for an­i­mals.

Pets At Home has of­fered free and in­ter­ac­tive work­shops mainly dur­ing school hol­i­days which help teach chil­dren how re­ward­ing pets can be and how to care for them.

The work­shops of­fer a fun­filled set of ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing prod­ucts and pets, for a hands on ap­proach to pet care.

Af­ter com­plet­ing the work­shops each child re­ceives a My Pet Pals themed cer­tifi­cate, colour­ing sheets and stick­ers to take home.

A to­tal of 432 fu­ture pet own­ers were ed­u­cated in 2016.

Store man­ager Bob Steven­son said: “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.”

The in­for­ma­tive work­shops are run by Pets at Home work­ers, most of whom are pet own­ers them­selves.

The ses­sions fo­cus on teach­ing kids about the five wel­fare needs of an­i­mals in­clud­ing shel­ter, food and water, good health, ap­pro­pri­ate com­pany and the right liv­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

For more in­for­ma­tion and to book a place on the next ses­sion visit pet­sath­ome. com/work­shops

Pets At Home in Widnes

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