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Dog rescue charity gives Rainham pupils animal welfare tips

PUBLISHED: 13:14 30 November 2015 | UPDATED: 13:37 30 November 2015

Scargill Infant School pupils with K-9 staff

Scargill Infant School pupils with K-9 staff

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Animal-loving youngsters were taught how to look after their pets when a dog rescue charity visited their school.

Pupils at Scargill Infant School, Mungo Park Road, Rainham welcomed model Victoria Eiserman and singer Pola Psopieszalska – who are founder members of K-9 Angels.

They brought along three of their canine companions as they spoke to children about the charity, which was set up four years ago and has helped re-home more than 800 dogs.

It helps to rescue dogs in danger across the world and the pair recently visited Romania, where the charity paid for the veterinary care of 188 animals.

Kath Keeper, headteacher at Scargill, said: “The children support many charities, some for animals and some for children with cancer. The children understand the importance to offer lots of help and support that would not otherwise be affordable.”

K-9 Angels has received more than £30,000 in donations so far, thanks to high-profile endorsements from celebrities, including Ricky Gervais.

And the children, who had prepared for the visit with class discussions on animal welfare, were delighted to be able to present a cheque of £50 donated by the school to Victoria and Pola.

The visit topped off a good week for the school, which was awarded the ICT Mark for its excellence in ICT for the third time.


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