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As part of Animal Aid's commitment to ensuring that animals are treated with respect and compassion, we offer education opportunities to members of the public, local government, community groups and school groups of all levels.

We can provide information on an array of topics including:

  • Animal welfare
  • Responsible pet ownership
  • Human and animal safety
  • Animal desexing and microchipping
  • Environmental enrichment for companion animals
  • Introducing a baby into a home with established pets
  • Dealing with common behavioural issues

Community education sessions may be held either at your premises or at Animal Aid in Coldstream. These sessions are designed to be delivered in one to two hour blocks and can include practical activities where possible. We have the flexibility to design and create educational materials or tailor sessions to suit your specific needs.

All of our information and training sessions are prepared to ensure age appropriateness. We cater for adult groups through to children in pre-school. This enables people of all ages to gain an understanding of humane animal treatment. To discuss your requirements or obtain information and quote please email enquiries@animalaid.org.au.

School & Community Group Visits

Animal Aid is always happy to open their doors and we welcome visits from schools and community groups throughout the year. If your school or group would like to visit the shelter, all you need to do is call and arrange a mutually convenient time and let us know what your special interest is in visiting the shelter.

Visiting Animal Aid is a great opportunity to see what is involved in the day to day operation of an animal welfare shelter. Your group will take a tour of our facility and see all the beautiful cats and dogs that are looking for new, permanent homes. After the tour you will have a better understanding of how and why these homeless pets arrived at Animal Aid and the extra lengths that our staff and volunteers go to make sure they find loving families to call their own.

Please remember that there are health and safety concerns when you visit a shelter. To ensure that all students and visitors can clearly hear their guide and maintain a safe level of supervision, ideally group sizes should not exceed 15 people. To arrange a visit for your group please contact Animal Aid's Volunteer Coordinator Karen Blizzard on 8756 1303.