Youngsters from Lea Valley Cub Scouts in Luton, Bedfordshire excelled as runners-up in the 2010 National Pet Month childrens’ art competition. Working to the theme “A happy pet I know”, the children sent in an array of colourful pictures depicting happy pets with some delightful comments. The theme was used to highlight National Pet Month’s top 10 tips for responsible pet ownership.
The Cubs were awarded their certificate and a cheque for £100 at their meeting on Friday 19 November by Janet Nunn, a Trustee of National Pet Month. According to Janet, “The children were really delighted and excited by their achievement and had used their artwork to get over some important messages about pet care”.
Cub Scout Leader Alan MacIntosh got the idea for the contest from a friend of Cat Rescue. He said, “Our Cubs love animals and are well on the way to gaining their Animal Care Badge. They were all thrilled with their success and the award now has pride of place in our headquarters.”
The cub’s artwork can be seen at www.nationalpetmonth.org.uk
National Pet Month is a charity that celebrates the wonderful roles that pets play in our lives. During a month long campaign, hundreds of events take place to promote animal welfare and raise funds for local pet charities. 2010 was a great success with over 1200 events taking place up and down the country raising £80,000 for at least 30 animal charities. The 2011 event will run from 02 April – 02 May.