YOUNGSTERS can learn how to take care of pets at free workshops being held this Easter.

‘My Pet Pals’ events are taking place every day during the school holidays, until April 28 at 11.30am at Pets at Home stores in Dorset.

They are aimed at children aged from five to 11 and last around half an hour.

The workshops will focus on caring for small furries, such as guinea pigs, gerbils and rabbits, teaching children the responsibilities of owning them but also how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them. Children will also learn how to interact with them safely too.

Christine Burdess, store manager at the Dorchester Pets at Home, said: “The My Pet Pals workshops demonstrate how rewarding pets can be and how to care for them, making sure parents and kids understand pet welfare and responsible pet ownership. It’s a great way of learning how to keep small furries happy and healthy.”

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