Fur ba­bies

Time to show off your pet love

Augusta Margaret River Times - - FRONT PAGE -

Mar­garet River’s muchloved an­nual pet show re­turns ahead of this year’s Mar­garet River Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety Show.

Fam­i­lies and pet own­ers are en­cour­aged to reg­is­ter for the fun event be­fore Oc­to­ber 11, with the pa­rade and prizes held on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 12, from 4.30pm, coin­cid­ing with the open­ing of the show.

Cape Crea­tures Ve­teri­nary Hospi­tal owner Phil Berry said many lo­cal busi­nesses sup­ported the ven­ture each year and the child-friendly pet show con­tin­ued to grow.

“It’s clear that the show has be­come a very pop­u­lar event with lo­cal fam­i­lies,” he said.

“With more than 50 en­tries last year, chil­dren are able to pa­rade their pets, large and small, in­clud­ing fish, dogs, cats and birds — and even sheep.”

Prize-win­ning cat­e­gories in­cluded best-kept dog and cat, best-kept ro­dent and rab­bit, best pet-and-owner looka­likes, most colour­ful pet, cutest baby an­i­mal, best fancy-dressed pet, best per­form­ing pet, best res­cue dog, and the pet with the wig­gli­est rear end.

“It is a great op­por­tu­nity to show our com­mu­nity sup­port and host a fan­tas­tic fam­ily event,” Dr Berry said.

“The other busi­nesses that sup­port it as spon­sors, in my opin­ion, are wor­thy of some sort of ac­knowl­edge­ment also, be­cause with­out them or us, there would be no pet show that is the size of what it is to­day.”

En­try forms are avail­able in the agri­cul­tural show cat­a­logue or from Cape Crea- tures Vet Hospi­tal’s front desk.

En­try costs a gold coin dona­tion, with all pro­ceeds go­ing to Capes an­i­mal res­cue char­ity FAWNA.

Cape Crea­tures’ ve­teri­nary nurse Me­gan Jones with Clau­dia the cat, who might make an ap­pear­ance at this year's an­nual pet show.

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