Educational Resources

With over half of all households in the UK owning a pet, animals are everywhere in the school community so through learning about responsible pet ownership, children can make a difference to both pets in their homes now and also their pets of the future. Get Hands On with Wood Green, The Animals Charity and enjoy delivering our easy to use lesson plans teaching responsible pet ownership across all Key Stages. 


Pet fact sheets

Find out more about some of the animals we care for with our family friendly pet fact sheets. We have ten pet fact sheets so take a look.

Dog fact sheet Did you know..

Download our dog fact sheet

Cat fact sheet Did you know..

Download our cat fact sheet

Rabbit fact sheet Did you know..

Download our rabbit fact sheet

Guinea pig fact sheet Did you know..

Download our Guinea pig fact sheet

Looking after the animals at Wood Green

No matter how old the child, we feel learning about pets is a fantastic way to teach children about the needs of animals and how they can make a difference in raising standards of animal welfare within their local communities. Watch our fabulous film all about caring for animals at our centres.

Animals in schools

It has long been a tradition to keep animals in schools and many of us will have early memories of having our turn of looking after the class hamster for a weekend and the excitement and fun that this brought. However, from the animal’s perspective, being a school pet wasn’t always a happy experience and as times have changed, so too has our knowledge of animal care and wellbeing.


Watch our Rabbit Welfare video series.

It's really important that you know how to keep your rabbits healthy and happy. To help you, we've created a series of videos so you know what you can do to look after your pets.

Watch our videos

Young Supporters We need you! Help us, to help lots of animals.

With absolutely no government funding, Wood Green would struggle to survive without your help. We rely on caring and thoughtful members of the community like you to support us.

Find out how you can help

Ways you can help

Whilst we can only offer volunteering roles to individuals over 16 years old there is still plenty that younger supporters can do to make a difference for the animals in our care! 

Our animals love playing with homemade toys and snoozing on comfy blankets, which all help make their stay that bit more comfortable. If you would like to get involved and get crafty here are some ideas:

Braided dog toy Reuse old blankets and towels

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Crackers for rats Delicous treats for little pets

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Rope Ladders For our small animal cages

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Cat Kickeroos For cats to kick about

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Want to work for an animal charity?

There are lots of positions available working directly with animals which can be hugely rewarding.

This pack contains examples of some of the typical paid job roles within Wood Green, The Animals Charity. Some job roles involve working directly with animals, others help the animals and the Charity in a more indirect way.

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School workshops and assemblies

We offer an exciting variety of interactive, hands on educational sessions teaching responsible pet ownership to primary schools. These sessions can be delivered in your school within Cambridgeshire and the Peterborough Learning Partnership.