Pets care programme
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