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Youth workers

Since 2009 Wood Green, The Animals Charity has been delivering a session to youth groups about responsible pet care called Who Speaks for Animals.

The informal session delivered to groups across Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire allows young people to understand the laws which surround the welfare of pets and how they can be a responsible pet owner.

We are happy to visit groups of all sizes and can deliver either day or evenings sessions. A dog usually accompanies us to make the learning more enjoyable, promote discussion and debate and to allow the session to be hands on!

Alternatively we can offer your group the chance to visit our Godmanchester Centre, for a behind the scenes tour including our isolation and puppy areas, giving your group the opportunity to see animal welfare and care in action.

We make no formal charge for our youth group sessions, although donations are warmly appreciated towards the cost of helping the animals in our care. 

Case study: Ramsey Youth Group

Wood Green’s Outreach Team was invited to Ramsey Youth Group in 2010 to talk to its members about responsible dog ownership. youth group

The drop-in session allowed young people aged 14-18 to learn about dog ownership and the laws surrounding dogs in a practical way, working with a dog and allowing them the opportunity to have a go at health checking and dog training.

Keeping the session informal and practical enabled the group to relax and take part fully, asking many interesting questions and allowing them to take away many of Wood Green’s key messages about owning and caring for a dog.

Booking your talk or tour

To book a youth group talk or tour, please complete the online booking form.

To request further information please contact our Hands On Team on 0300 303 9333 or email handson@woodgreen.org.uk.