News - PetPlan Support for Schools Project
At the Stray Aid rescue centre in Coxhoe, we see examples of neglect, sometimes deliberate but often through ignorance, on a regular basis. We feel that children are never too young to start learning the responsible dog ownership message, and as part of this commitment we regularly visit schools and community groups, teaching the children that dogs are not toys, they have feelings and needs and must be treated with respect. We also teach the benefits that dogs can bring to our lives, and the importance of exercise, alongside a balanced diet, on both human and animal health. There is a real cost associated with caring for a pet, and unexpected vet bills can be high. That is why we are so pleased that Petplan supports our charity by providing 4 weeks free pet insurance for each and every dog and cat we rehome. In addition, each time a rehomer continues their cover with Petplan or renews their policy, Petplan give 10% of the policy premium back to our charity to help us help more pets. Thanks to Petplan’s support, we have been able to purchase a fabulous new vehicle, allowing us to continue our education programme. Our school visits are brought to life by the presence of our wonderful rescue dogs, and the new van provides safe transportation for both volunteers and dogs.