Celebration of all things doggy at Raystede


Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, between Ringmer and Halland, has a jam-packed programme of activities from Monday to Friday, February 17-21, half term week, celebrating all things doggy!

There is no need to book and all activities are free.

To help promote responsible dog ownership, on Saturday, February 22 they’ll offer free microchipping and owners will be welcome to have a complimentary pot of tea whilst they wait. No booking is needed.

The daily programme starts with Tiny Tails at 11am when under-sevens can get into The Den and enjoy the magic of storytelling.

From noon there are Mutt Movies when youngsters can take the popcorn and enjoy an afternoon of films made by Raystede. Featuring an all-star cast of staff and animals, these films help give children an in-depth understanding of the challenges certain dog breeds face in finding new homes.

Young viewers are invited to take the whole family along to learn about the fascinating process of finding a dog a new home. From the unlucky start to the happy ending, people will discover that there is more to re-homing a dog than meets the eye. Then between 1-2pm everyone is invited to Meet the Dogs. This is a rare chance to satisfy visitor’s curiosity... led by the experts, people can learn about key canine welfare issues while meeting the hard working staff of the Raystede kennels.  And they can meet some Raystede dogs - old and new, and learn about the most common breed in need of rescue.

For more information on any of the events at Raystede this half term, call the education team on: 01825 880461.

Raystede has beencaring for animals for 60 years but it is always looking to the future, aiming to improve services and facilities as the money permits. As a registered charity it relies entirely on voluntary donations. The Centre is free to visit almost every day of the year and its educational service is an important aspect of their work.