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Cor-paw-rate Lunch & Learn from Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home

Posted: 5th February 2021

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home are thrilled at the support from corporate businesses with the release of their Virtual Lunch and Learn Sessions. Despite having a rich history of rescuing, reuniting, and rehoming the region’s lost and abandoned cats and dogs, the expertise of the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home team has remained largely within the walls of the Seafield site.

Education Office Daniel Tipping, has been a trailblazer in creating workshops for all ages, promoting responsible pet ownership, animal sentience, and the many varied needs of our cats and dogs. Daniel has worked hard to innovate and adapt around the impact of Covid-19 on the Home’s education programme by creating a series of web-based workshops featuring video content from the kennels, cattery, and other areas within the Home, as well as virtual talks to allow for interaction and the ability to have any questions answered on the spot.

The virtual session takes you on a journey back to the Home’s humble beginnings. Daniel shares the heart-warming stories from their kennels and cattery, and explains more about their ongoing mission to rescue, reunite and rehome Edinburgh’s lost, abandoned and unwanted cats and dogs.

Corporate Engagement and Event Coordinator Katie Kennedy has been eager to get the word out about these session offerings to corporate businesses. Katie said: “Whilst the world is on a slight pause, and we are sadly seeing more coverage in the media on the ‘Covid-19 puppy boom’ and of course the increase of puppy farming cases slipping through the net, I couldn’t think of a more important time to promote education on animal welfare. Given the chance to show corporate businesses how important our mission is to our animals in need, makes a massive difference on getting the word out there.”

Education Officer Daniel said: “We’ve been delighted by the sudden upsurge of interest in our cor-paw-rate lunch and learn sessions. It’s very reassuring to know that, despite everything the year has thrown at us all, animal welfare remains at the forefront of a lot of people’s minds. Like many others in the animal welfare sector, we at the Home are very concerned about the long term effects that COVID-19 and its subsequent social and economic impacts will have on the lives of companion animals. The more we can do now to spread messages of responsible pet ownership, the better. Engaging with the business community and having them champion our cause and these messages is invaluable to us, and to Scotland’s dogs and cats.”

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