Friday, 29 April 2016

EDCH partnership benefits animals and students

The Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home has a long-standing relationship with the R(D)SVS. Founded in 1883, the home offers shelter to any dog or cat needing a refuge, actively reuniting lost animals with their owners, and rehoming stray animals where possible. The Home also offers a unique teaching and learning experience for our vets of the future, allowing them access to understand more about dog and cat behaviour, health and welfare.

At the JMICAWE we’re very excited to be working with the EDCH on a new project in dog behaviour and handling, to support volunteers and new staff in their interactions with dogs at the shelter. This collaboration will allow staff and volunteers at the Home to further develop their skills in dog behavioural assessment, and provide students on our MSc and UG teaching programmes with experiences of ‘real-life’ shelter situations.

Additionally two of the JMICAWE staff, Hayley and Heather, are joining with other colleagues at the R(D)SVS as part of the University’s ‘Big Leap’ initiative to fundraise for the EDCH by climbing the equivalent height of the UK’s 3 peaks in 6 hours at the CSE. This will be a marathon 1 climb every 6 minutes per person for 6 hours! 

Please help us to support the great work of the EDCH, and sponsor us in this exhausting venture at

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