New college partnership's just purr-fect

College staff and students have formed the perfect partnership with an animal charity.

Thursday, 9th March 2017, 1:45 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:11 am
Ursula and Michelle in the cattery at the Myerscough College Animal Studies Centre, with recent arrivals, Ebony and Missy.

Myerscough College’s Animal Studies Centre has joined forces with The Blue Cross.

The initiative will see homeless, abandoned and neglected cats taken in by the Bilsborrow college with the aim of rehoming them.

The animals will be looked after by level three students at Myerscough’s state-of-the-art centre, which recently underwent a £3m extension and major refurbishment.

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Cats referred by the 
charity will receive whatever care they need.

Head of Animal Studies at Myerscough, Ursula Jeziorski, said: “This gives the students the chance to gain valuable hands-on experience while helping out a very worthy charity.

“We have become a rehoming centre and it is excellent from a student perspective as they’re getting college and commercial experience.

“Prospective owners contact the Blue Cross and then come to us by appointment.

“There are three trained staff working on the scheme and a student will also be on hand to provide info on husbandry and care.

“They’ll use the knowledge from their courses to do this and combined with experience of interacting with the public this will increase their employability skills.”