Canines compete for various titles at the RSPCA annual fun dog show

A recent event hosted by the RSPCA was held at the Westcott Recreation Ground. The annual fun dog show invited dogs, dog owners and dog lovers to attend for hours of fundraising fun. With many attractions on offer and a dog assault course for the canines, the event saw a great turn out. Prizes were on offer for dogs that impressed the judges the most and more than 100 dogs took part in the competition.

John Atkinson, the chief inspector from the RSPCA, was blown away by Jodie, a cocker spaniel from Abbey Meads. Jodie’s owner Christine Platt was absolutely ecstatic to hear that the one-year-old dog had come in first place for the award for ‘prettiest bitch’. Speaking about the win, Christine said:

“I’m absolutely delighted. She was only a year old last week.”

Other dogs left the annual fun dog show with pride too, due to numerous categories being open for consideration. These included best rescue dog, dog that looks most like its owner, most handsome dog, best veteran dog, dog with the waggiest tail, best junior handler and best in show. In the first hour of the event being open to the public, more than 116 dogs and owners entered the competition. Certificates, medals, rosettes and even a cup were awarded to the lucky winners. All fundraising money is to be invested into the RSPCA.

The money mounted up as local residents flocked to the event, all paying £2.50 for entry. Those who did not want to participate in the competitions were able to enjoy a multitude of attractions, such as fairground rides and charity stands. Hosts were clearly pleased with the event, in particular Elaine Kirby from the RSPCA who said:

“These events raise a fair bit of money, plus they raise awareness of animal welfare as well as the local branch of the RSPCA.”