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Back to school for Frome’s Louis the rescue dog

Oakfield School in Frome was the backdrop for a very unusual visit recently.

Four-legged educational officer, Louis the rescue dog, met with school children to fly the Bath Cats & Dogs Home flag, and brush shoulders with one of the youngest mayors in Britain – Cllr Dickon Moore.

Bath Cats & Dogs Home educational officer, Sheila Reed, and her rescue dog Louis met with a group of around 140 Year Six students (10-11 year olds) to carry out an educational talk on responsible pet ownership.

Sheila said, “As an ex-Bath Cats & Dogs Home resident Louis is a great doggy ambassador and was excellent with all the children.”

As a former pupil at the school, the Mayor of Frome (Cllr Dickon Moore) also attended the talk to hear first-hand what the Bath-based charity is doing to encourage responsible pet ownership in schools across Wiltshire.

Cllr Moore and Frome Council recently awarded Bath Cats & Dogs Home a grant to continue with its educational programme for 2013/2014 in schools across Wiltshire.

The charity is actively targeting schools in and around Frome to encourage them to sign up to the animal charity’s 2014 educational programme.

To book an educational talk call 01225 787335 or visit www.bathcatsand