Sally’s animal care puts her in line for award

PUBLISHED: 17:42 10 January 2008 | UPDATED: 14:21 04 May 2010

CARING: Sally Rowe.

CARING: Sally Rowe.

A YOUNG animal-lover from Royston has been nominated for this year s Young Person of the Year award in North Herts. Sally Rowe, 23, is now in the running to win a top prize of £1,000 in the competition which reveals, recognises and rewards young people wh

A YOUNG animal-lover from Royston has been nominated for this year's Young Person of the Year award in North Herts.

Sally Rowe, 23, is now in the running to win a top prize of £1,000 in the competition which reveals, recognises and rewards young people who are positive role models.

Sally, of Wortham Road, works for leading charity Wood Green Animal Shelters where she is involved in various sections helping dogs to overcome problems and working with the public to help them find the ideal pet.

Sally, who gained a first class honours degree in applied animal behaviour and training from Bishop Burton agricultural college in Yorkshire, has made an impact with animals in the community from a young age.

The first animal Sally trained was a goat on her school farm at the age of nine when she persuaded the animal to give a hoof on demand.

Within a year of getting her first dog, Lady, Sally was helping to teach at dog training classes helping owners to build a stronger bond with their animals.

While studying, Sally volunteered at Wimpole Hall Farm as well as helping at the university pet club.

Sally, who also spent six weeks at a private zoo helping to look after and train a variety of animals, said: "I think it is important that people and their pets get on well together.

"It's good for the welfare of the animals.

"When adults come to the classes it's a chance for them to get out and meet other owners, while at the same time improving the bond with the dogs.

"It's also important that children learn how to look after their pets properly."

# The St John Spencer Young People of the Year in North Herts is open to young people who are positive role models and give to others.

They should be aged 10-25 and live, work or study in North Herts district or Buntingford area.

Visit www.yopey.org to nominate or write to PO Box 103, Hare Street, Ware SG9 0NP, enclosing an SAE, for an entry form.

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