Monday, November 19, 2012

RSPCA NSW Education Team to greet Gunnedah students

Opportunity for local schools to learn about practical pet care

This week RSPCA NSW’s mobile education team will be dropping into Gunnedah to visit local schools and speak with students about the importance of desexing and microchipping and responsible pet ownership.

These visits are planned with the support of Gunnedah Shire Council with the goal of raising awareness about animal welfare issues including: responsible pet ownership; the importance of desexing; laws surrounding animal cruelty; and the humane treatment of animals.  The education team will also speak about ways to get involved with RSPCA initiatives in the local community.

“We really love getting out on the road and visiting schools and providing support to local RSPCA Volunteer Branches and community groups,” said Stephanie Sok, RSPCA NSW Education Officer. “The education program is very flexible and can be tailored to both primary and secondary school audiences so we encourage any interested schools to contact us to book a visit,” Sok added.

The RSPCA NSW education team is already booked for a session at Gunnedah Public School on Wednesday 21 November and Tambar Springs Public School on Thursday 22 November.

Primary and secondary schools in the Gunnedah area who would like a visit from RSPCA NSW’s education team next week are encouraged to call Stephanie on 0421 489 109 or email education@rspcansw.org.au to make a booking.

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