Beavers and cubs learn responsible pet care

A LOCAL pet store is offering local Beaver and Cub Scout groups free workshops to help members gain their animal care badge.

Children who attend the workshops at the Inverurie ‘Pets at Home’ store will receive advice from trained in-store advisors on how to care for pets responsibly in order to achieve part of their set badge criteria.

Store Manager Neil Jack at Pets at Home said: “Our in-store pet advisers are always happy to share their extensive knowledge of animal care. The free workshops will help local Beavers and Cub Scouts find out all the information they need to achieve some of their badge activity tasks, teaching them how to care for pets responsibly and everything that’s involved in looking after pets.”

Examples of suitable animals for the badge include dogs, cats, gerbils, guinea pigs, fish, birds and rabbits.

Simon Carter assistant director at The Scout Association said: “Having a trusted place that our leaders can go to that helps our Cub and Beaver Scouts learn about the correct way to care of animals is of real value to our leaders. This support from Pets at Home really helps make the life of our volunteers that bit easier.”

For further information on booking a free workshop please contact your local store.