Pets at Home has launched a two-week campaign across the country to coincide with the October half-term holiday.
A series of fun, free workshops will be held at stores from today, Monday, October 16 to Friday, October 27. The retailer said the aim of the workshops is to educate the next generation of pet owners on how to care for pets responsibly.
Workshops will teach children how to look after animals during the darker months and colder weather, including preparing small animals for hibernation, wearing reflective clothing when walking the dog, and keeping outdoor pets well-cared for.
A spokesman for Pets at Home said: “The My Pet Pals Autumn Activity Club is a great way for children to learn about the importance of responsible pet ownership, and how pet care can change throughout the autumn and winter seasons. Even if your child doesn’t have a pet, they can still learn and interact with pets for free.”