The importance of pets: National Pet Month.

I don't know about you but I've never been more grateful for my dogs than I am right now. Dido, Hester and Flora are giving structure to my topsy turvey day, they still need feeding and exercising and if they don't get it on time (their schedule not mine!) they make sure I know about it. And when you receive bad news, hear yet another depressing news report or the daily briefing gets a little too much there's a cold wet nose nudging my hand and a warm furry body leaning very heavily saying don't worry you've still got me, here have my squeaky sprout.  So it seems quite appropriate that it's National Pet Month running from 1 April until 10 May this year. The charity’s key aims are to:

  • Promote responsible pet ownership
  • Make people aware of the mutual benefits of living with pets
  • Increase public awareness of the role of pet care specialists
  • Raise awareness of the value of working and assistance companion animals

This year, they are also promoting and sharing campaigns for an even greater range of animal charities than usual, some of whom are really struggling in the midst of the outbreak.  Saying: please join our #NPMOnline challenge and help our amazing pet charities in need. Suggesting supporters to stage mini fundraisers for you during as a way to do something positive from home during lockdown.  StreetPaws ran a virtual dog show and HearingDogs for Deaf People has been having online quizzes.  What could you do?
If you're one of the many working from home and your 'pawlleagues' are helping you through the day perhaps you're considering a career change? You're not the only one! You can find our helpful hints for candidates here and browse through the outlines for the different sectors here, why not start with animal care?