Pupils learn to care for their furry friends at Pets at Home in Rugby

St Andrew's Benn pupils visited the new Pets at Home in Rugby
St Andrew's Benn pupils visited the new Pets at Home in Rugby

Schoolchildren have been learning all about caring for animals at Rugby’s newest pet store.

More than 25 children from St Andrew’s Benn C of E VA Primary School met the store’s small animals, fish and reptiles, before being treated to a series of exclusive pet care workshops.

The children learnt all about the five welfare needs of animals, including what pets eat, where they sleep and their healthcare needs.

Store manager, Phil Bevington, said: “It’s important that the future pet owners of tomorrow learn how to look after animals responsibly, and gain an insight into the level of care needed to ensure these types of pets live happy, healthy lives.”

Jessica Wells, Deputy Headteacher at St Andrew’s Benn C of E VA Primary School, said: “We’re really grateful to Pets at Home colleagues for inviting us to be the first school to visit the new store. Our pupils had a fantastic time learning all about the animals and finding out more about the different needs of different pets.”

The recently-opened Pets at Home store in Rugby is home to an Adoption Centre, where pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and other small animals are cared for until a new loving home can be found.

Other features include a pet village, aquatics centre, reptile centre, Groom Room and a Vets4Pets surgery.