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We prepare pet owners of the future with our national programme of free talks and workshops to promote responsible pet ownership

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Talk subjects include:

  • The needs of pets
  • Staying safe around pets
  • The day to day work of Blue Cross
  • Animal welfare
  • RespectaBULL
  • The history of Blue Cross during World Wars I and II

What we do

Our Education Team gives free talks across the UK promoting responsible pet ownership from hamsters to horses. In 2014 we reached over 65,000 children in schools, as well as talking to youth groups, prisons and individual families. Our talks can range from how to look after your pet, animal welfare, keeping safe around dogs, to our RespectaBULL ‘status dog’ campaign, and we can tailor our talk to meet your needs. We also provide resources to the groups we meet for additional information.

Who we work with

We give free talks to people of all ages. Here are just some of groups that we have visted

  • Schools – primary and secondary
  • Youth groups – Scouts, Guides, police cadets, youth clubs, St Johns Ambulance badgers and cadets, afterschool clubs, Pony Club, Prince’s Trust programmes
  • Colleges – animal management, horse management, public services and health care courses, pupil referral units
  • Bespoke sessions also delivered to probationers, young offenders and prisoners
  • Families – sessions on family dog safety for parents and parents-to-be

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86,116 children and young people reached with our talks last year

How to book a talk

Whether your group is small or large, if you are interested in learning more about responsible pet ownership then we’d love to hear from to you. All you need to do is complete our form or call us on 0300 111 8950 and we will be in touch with suitable dates. Our talks are free and all our team members are DBS checked.

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Or call 0300 111 8950 

"Just wanted to give you some feedback to say how fantastic we thought the session was, we often have difficulty finding external agencies who are able to deliver such dynamic and interactive workshops which keep our students so engaged!" Cotelands Pupil Referral Unit, Croydon

Our talks are free but perhaps...

We give over 68,000 talks to children a year and to do this we need you to help us out. At the moment we have a small list of items on our amazon wish list – items our Education team rehoming centres need start at £3.99. We'd love it if you could help us by buying us something on our list!

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