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Posted: 17/12/15

Students give homeless animals a helping hand

A Nottinghamshire animal shelter has benefitted from the kindness of West Nottinghamshire College students this week as boxes of food, blankets and treats were delivered.

Animal care students are showing compassion to homeless animals

Level 1 Animal Care students have spent the last month collecting food and equipment for cats and dogs and have filled over 30 boxes for Radcliffe-on-Trent’s RSPCA animal shelter and delivered them yesterday (16 December).

Packets and tins of cat and dog food were brought in by students who are studying the City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Animal Care which teaches them animal health and welfare, how to feed and maintain animals and also gaining work-related experience in the industry.

Some learners also packed biscuits and treats as well as comfortable bedding and blankets for the animals at the shelter, on Nottingham Road, whose mission is to take in abandoned and unwanted animals and find them loving and permanent homes.

Animal care tutor Stacey Allcock said: “The whole group has been really committed to collecting all they could to support the RSPCA and we’ve filled so many boxes and bags.

“As individuals with a passion for learning about animals, they’ve displayed that they also have the caring quality needed by people who wish to have careers working with and looking after animals I am very proud of their efforts and they should feel proud that what they’ve collected will certainly be appreciated.”

Branch supervisor at Radcliffe-on-Trent’s RSPCA, Anna Wilson said: “We are overwhelmed with the generosity of the students. It’s such a fantastic idea, very well thought-out and something we would love to promote for further donations. The animals will appreciate their gifts over Christmas.”