A happy end­ing for Dame Ch­eryl’s res­cued Dachs­hund

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CHE­SHAM

The event, or­gan­ised by the Dogs Trust, took place at the Vic­to­ria Tower Gar­dens at West­min­ster.

Goose­berry won the high­est place of the Dogs Trust res­cue dogs.

The event has been at­tract­ing na­tional press cov­er­age.

Dame Ch­eryl said: “Goose­berry is go­ing home with her for­ever owner with a great prize.

“She was smug­gled from Hun­gary and nearly died. Of her nine puppy com­pan­ions be­ing smug­gled, five were dead and she had a nail in her stom­ach.

“She went for fos­ter­ing dur­ing her re­cov­ery and her foster mum adopted her.

“It’s a good news story but there are lots of dogs still need­ing their for­ever homes.”

The theme of the con­test this year was fire­work aware­ness, and the MPs tak­ing part were asked for their ideas about rais­ing aware­ness.

Dame Ch­eryl – with Goose­berry’s sup­port – told the judges that she hopes ev­ery­one will think about all an­i­mals that could be fright­ened, in­clud­ing cats, be­fore set­ting off fire­works.

“A lot of an­i­mals get very dis­tressed by the noise and flashes of fire­works.

“Own­ers can pre­pare ahead when they know there could be fire­work par­ties, such as on Guy Fawkes Night or at New Year and other fes­ti­vals, but they can’t make the nec­es­sary ar­range­ments if they don’t know when some­thing is hap­pen­ing,” said Ch­eryl.

“It’s kind to an­i­mal neigh­bours as well as hu­man ones if you let peo­ple know there will be fire­works.”

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