Schoolchildren make dog chew toys

Thursday, 5th May 2011

A number of local schoolchildren have made dog chew toys for the pooches at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

Pupils at the Our Lady of Peace Catholic Infant School presented staff at the charity with around 90 soft toys for the dogs to play with.

Maria Le Carpentier, deputy head of the school, said: "We wanted to raise the kids' awareness of abandoned dogs and cats.

"As part of the curriculum they needed to learn sewing techniques so we decided to use their new found skills to create a soft toy and we thought it would be nice to makes ours for Battersea."

She added that the children love dogs and cats and that they thoroughly enjoyed the project.

All the children picked out a dog or cat from the Battersea Dogs & Cats website that they wanted their toy donated to.

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home was established in 1860.