The Protect Primates display at Reaseheath's Animal Management Centre

Protect Primates

Having previously worked for the RSPCA before becoming a lecturer at Reaseheath College, I am delighted that we are proudly displaying the RSPCA #ProtectPrimates campaign posters around Reaseheath Zoo and Animal Management Centre.

The campaign is to raise awareness of the thousands of primates which are currently being confined to UK homes. These primates include species such as marmosets, capuchins and squirrel monkeys. These intelligent animals can end up being socially isolated and often kept in inadequate conditions which lack the necessary stimulation they require.

The Protect Primates display at Reaseheath's Animal Management Centre

The Protect Primates display at Reaseheath’s Animal Management Centre

More than 15 European countries have already banned primates from being kept as pets, this campaign is to raise awareness and also to urge the UK government to improve legislation to protect primates.

Further information can be found at: www.rspca.org.uk/protectprimates #ProtectPrimates

Rachel Rodgers

Course Manager Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management

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Students bring joy to abandoned puppies

Our Extended Diploma in Animal Management students have been collecting canine toys and treats for Dogs Trust Manchester.

Reaseheath’s Kennel and Cattery Management Module Lead, Rachel Rodgers, was approached by Kerrianne Thomasson, Dogs Trust’s Canine Carer, with the request for help in gathering toys for their growing number of abandoned puppies currently resident at their Denton based rehoming centre.

Around 20 second year students specialising in kennel and cattery management rallied together and collated a vast array of donated cuddly toys, tennis, tuggers and treats for the puppies in need of a little joy. Donations were then delivered to the rehoming centre during the October half term holiday.

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Rachel Rodgers with some of the donated toys and treats for Dogs Trust Manchester

The centre opened it’s doors in October 2014 with a team of 40 dedicated staff, making it one of the largest rehoming centres in the UK.

Said Julia Yould of Dogs Trust: “Thank you so much for all the presents, they are amazing and will be really appreciated by the dogs. It’s so important they have things to keep them occupied whilst they are in kennels so toys are just wonderful!”

If you have any unwanted dog toys or treats that you’d like to donate to Dogs Trust, please contact Rachel Rodgers who will ensure these are delivered in time for Christmas.