Monday, February 20, 2012

RSPCA NSW EDUCATION TEAM VISITS INVERELL


The RSPCA NSW Education Team will be in Inverell 23-25 February to attend the upcoming Inverell Show. As part of their visit, the Education Team will work alongside RSPCA’s local Volunteer Branch to raise awareness about animal welfare issues including: responsible pet ownership; the importance of desexing; laws surrounding animal cruelty; and the humane treatment of animals.

RSPCA Education Officers will provide information about ways to get involved with RSPCA initiatives in the local community and schedule school visits. They will also conduct dog safety demonstrations in the RSPCA Pavilion. RSPCA’s Inverell Volunteer Branch President Barbara McLane will also be on hand to offer information about local volunteer opportunities and branch membership.

RSPCA NSW Education Officer Stephanie Sok said she’s looking forward to the upcoming Show.

“The Education Team is based in Sydney, but we try to get on the road as much as possible to offer support to RSPCA Branches state-wide and visit local schools and community groups,” said Ms Sok.

“Our overarching goal is to help teach students and the larger community that each individual can make a difference in the welfare of animals. Our Education program is suitable for audiences of all ages and can be tailored to suit the needs and size of the group.”

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