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Primary school children learn about caring for a pet

Friday, 4th May 2012

Primary school children in Hayes have been learning about what is involved in caring for a dog and how to be safe around them.

Battersea Brands Hatch visited Hayes Primary School as part of Doggie Week. The day also involved a visit from a chocolate Labrador called Tehya.

The trip aimed to help students understand dogs, such as what is involved in caring for a pet.

Malla Breeze, who visited the school from Battersea, said: "Tehya loves meeting children and had a wonderful time at Hayes Primary School. It’s really important that children understand how to interact safely with dogs, so the School’s Doggie Week is a fantastic initiative."

Oliver Harvey, from the school, added that his favourite part of the day was seeing Tayha wave her paw.

The primary school raised £185 for Battersea Brands Hatch at its Christmas Fair. To say thank you, the charity donated 15 of its children’s books to the library, which follow the adventures of a dog or cat from Battersea.