BARNSLEY College students were visited by a range of furry friends - including the Therapy Huskies - as part of its Animal Care Week.

Abigail Christie and Jonathan Ramsden, from Cats Protection, were the first guest speakers of the week.

Students were taken through the various aspects of cat welfare including homing, neutering and education.

Helen Spicer, education officer at Blue Cross, delivered an informative workshop around dog law.

Former students from Barnsley College came back to speak on their experience in the animal sector after leaving.

Students also had the opportunity to listen to Hannah Smith talking about her life after Wigfield Farm, including a rhino sanctuary in South Africa, before studying at Writtle University College.

Adrian Ashworth introduced the students to his Therapy Husky, Thunder.

“The Industry Week talks were fantastic. They were full of specialist knowledge, really interactive and so useful," he said.

The sessions were organised by Beverley Jones, senior tutorial team leader at Barnsley College.

Beverley added: “We enjoyed welcoming speakers from across the country, giving students some genuine insight into a variety of careers within the sector.

“We are working with businesses to lead the economic recovery and meet employers’ needs, both now and for future roles, by providing students and adults with the skills to succeed.

“I would like to personally thank all of our guest speakers and already look forward to next year’s event.”