This is National Pet Care Week, featuring events across the UK aimed at promoting responsible pet ownership.
Last year, more than 700 events were held, from Orkney to the Channel Islands. This year, the week has the theme of “Your pet – one of the family”. Focusing on introducing the responsibilities and rewards of pet ownership to children, the centrepiece of this year’s National Pet Care Week is the Teacher’s Pet competition, through which schools are encouraged to introduce the subject of pet ownership to the classroom.
The Teacher’s Pet section of the National Pet Care Week website has further details.