Security of the animals out of hours - Potential danger from crime.
Ensuring regular health checks and treatments are carried out to avoid mite / fungal problems.
Like any pet owner staff need to have an extensive knowledge and understanding of the 2006 animal welfare act - which is a legal requirement.
Veterinary costs - from £70 for a weekend call out - are they confident parents can recognise a sick Guinea Pig ? They are experts at hiding illness !! only permanent family will know their pets well enough.
Allergies of students / parents
Public liability for injuries sustained.
Fresh food and vegetables - Diet continued correctly when pets are not in school.
Children have a right to learn about loving and caring for animals, our rescue believes this is much better achieved by regular visits to schools by various animal charities /organisations who will tell their story,bring animals in and make the visit educational and fun.Soft toys and educational toys are a much kinder and safer way to teach children about pet care.
Our rescue respects the great work various animal welfare organisations do especially PETA and the RSPCA,the following is an excellent article by the RSPCA.
Keeping pets at school is cruel, RSPCA warns
Keeping a pet in the classroom may be cruel because it breaches animal welfare policy, the RSPCA warns.