Animal Action Days for looked after children

Last month the RSPCA ran two Animal Action Days for children in and around Newport, funded by Big Lottery Awards for All, Wales.

During these exciting two days, the children learnt all about how animals have feelings and needs just like people and looked at what the consequences were if those needs are not met.

Child learns about how to catch a dog with an RSPCA Inspector

The event kicked off with a fun, interactive workshop with Inspector Dave where the kids learnt all about our front line emergency service for animals. The children then got to become inspectors themselves in a role play activity where they simulated some rescues with some of his specialist equipment. They learnt how Dave would catch cats, birds and even snakes. 

Behind the scenes at the RSPCA

In the afternoon there was a tour of the animal centre. The children were able to see all the different types of animals that the RSPCA help and learn about all the different kinds of recuses that our inspectors carry out, as well as the rehabilitation and rehoming processes.

Finally, the centre gave a workshop on the secret language of dogs, teaching the children how they can tell when dogs were happy or tense and when it is a good time to give them some space, so they can be safe around dogs.

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