National Pet Month Competition 2010
We are pleased to announce that the judging panel for the above competition took place at the Board of Trustees' meeting on Weds 23rd June and St Boniface was not only judged to be the winner of the Best Example of Working Together category ( of which we have received a certificate) in the competition but also have been judged the OVERALL WINNERS of the Event. The letter that came with our certificate stated that we are a fantastic example of working with others and it was felt that the aims of the National Pet Month, including promoting responsible pet ownership and encouraging happy healthy pets, were taken into account and furthered as part of the event organised.
This is what we did....
St Boniface Vets participated in National Pet Month for a second year! Emma, one of the vets here went into local nursery and primary schools through April and May teaching kids about pet health, and specifically raising awareness of exotic animals. The children were able to handle several exotic animals including a bearded dragon, tortoise, snake and more! They also learnt about the animals’ natural environment and how they can incorporate this into building a suitable home or vivarium.
National Pet Month ran from 3rd April – 3rd May 2010, thousands of people in the UK celebrate life with their pets, raise awareness of responsible pet ownership, and raise money for their favourite charity with fun-filled events. The theme this year is ‘healthy pets make happy pets’.
National Pet Month is a registered charity, unique in bringing together animal welfare charities, professional bodies, vets, pet businesses, schools, youth groups and pet lovers, with the common goal of improving the welfare of pets. The trustees are National Office of Animal Health (NOAH), Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) and Pet Care Trust (PCT).
Children also entered our drawing competition which were displayed in our reception. Prizes were presented for the best pictures and then all entries were sent on to National Pet Month organisers to be entered into the national art competition.