Animal Care and Welfare Practical Placement
Cheltenham Animal Shelter is a long-established Charity which endeavours to rescue & re-home unwanted and abandoned domestic animals. Helping animals since the 1920s, CAS helps to deal with the ongoing issue of abandoned animals, taking in stray dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs as well as rodents and providing them with all necessary care until a forever loving home can be found for them.
Students who attend a highly sought-after placement at CAS as a part of this course have a fantastic hands-on opportunity supporting the Animal Care team whose rewarding job is to take care of these animals. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain highly sought after hands-on experience.
This placement includes gaining skills and knowledge in:
-Kennel, cattery & small animal enclosure cleaning
-Socialising and exercising a variety of companion animals
-Providing enrichment activities for the animals
-Home visit assessments
-Shadowing the on-site Canine Behaviourist
-Assist with the on-site Veterinary practice
-Assisting in the Grooming parlour
-Additionally, there are opportunities to be involved in fundraising/education activities which may be happening on site
Please note that students can enrol on this course without the Practical Placement. Students must be at least 16 years old to take part this placement. Students must be willing to work outdoors whatever the weather and be able to provide suitable clothing for the placement (comfortable clothing, outdoor and wet-weather resistant jackets when necessary, sturdy rubber-soled footwear and wellington boots for cleaning activities).
Placement days run from 8.30am-4pm.