Dog show on Sunday for animal charity

Lisa Smart and her dogs who are helping to raise funds for a local animal charity. April 17th 2013 E16231P

Lisa Smart and her dogs who are helping to raise funds for a local animal charity. April 17th 2013 E16231P

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A fundraiser in aid of a charity that looks after sick and abandoned animals will be staging a dog show on Sunday (May 5).

Sussex Pet Rescue is around 60 years old and in 1995 formally became The Sussex Pet Rescue Charitable Trust. Its aim is to relieve the suffering of sick and abandoned animals and to re-home companion animals. While its work mainly involves dogs it does work closely with local cat charities and also endeavours to help small older ponies, ferrets and guinea pigs alongside other schemes.

On Sunday the charity will be staging its annual dog show at the field at Upper Dicker Village Hall and pet owners have the chance to show of their four-legged friends’ talents.

The fundraiser will include a tombola, trade stands, barbecue and refreshments.

Classes for obedience start at 11.30am, novelty is at 12.30pm and pedigree at 1pm. It is £1 for parking and £1.20 entry per class.

There is something for everyone with fun classes including best puppy, beat rescue and most handsome dog and prettiest bitch.

Lisa Smart, who is supporting the charity and will be attending with her dogs Mollie and Mazie, said, “Sussex Pet Rescue is a truly inspiring local charity.

“The volunteers give so much time ensuring dogs get a second chance. All who are involved in the charity work tirelessly for animal welfare.

“As a person who loves dogs I am very proud to be part of such a wonderful organisation.”

“It’s totally run by volunteers, there is no paid member of staff.

“It is a really nice organisation that has saved so many dogs over the course of 60 years.”

Anyone wishing to enter their dog into a class can just enter on the day.

For more information visit: www.sussexpetrescue.org.uk