Zip along to en­joy our fun dog show

Midweek Visiter - - The Rspca Column -

WELL, it’s al­most upon us. Our Au­tumn Fun Dog Show is be­ing held on Sun­day, Septem­ber 24!

Ev­ery­one one has had a wash and brush so they will all look their best on the day (in­clud­ing the staff)!

We have lots of stalls in­clud­ing Trot­ters Traders, where you can pur­chase pets’ toys and leads at mas­sive dis­counts.

We have Cheeky Chops BBQ with butcher qual­ity burg­ers and sausages, to­gether with a veg­gie op­tion.

An ice cream van will also be on site, as will the Candy Store for those of you with a sweet tooth.

We will have gar­den plants for sale, a jew­ellery and bric-a-brac stall, and The Pet Patch will be here with a se­lec­tion of doggy ban­danas and ties.

Try your luck on our tombola and hoopla stalls and see if you can pick up a prize in our raf­fle.

There will be a face painter and glit­ter tat­tooist if you want to sparkle.

Through­out the day we will have guided tours of our cat­tery when you will have the op­por­tu­nity to meet some of our res­i­dents and maybe fall in love with one of them. Our web­site now has a link to a live “Kitty Cam”, where you can watch our new mum and her kit­tens as they grow.

We still re­quire some prizes and bot­tles – any­thing would be grate­fully re­ceived for our raf­fle and tombola, ei­ther drop it off here at the cen­tre or our char­ity shop in East­bank Street, South­port.

If you were drawn to this col­umn by the breath­tak­ing pic­tures – let me ex­plain.

Eight of our in­trepid staff mem­bers and vol­un­teers par­tic­i­pated in the Zip Wire Snow­do­nia Chal­lenge, whizzing down the moun­tain at speeds in the re­gion of 100mph to fundraise for the cen­tre.

Their brav­ery was re­warded as they man­aged to raise more than £1,000 to help our an­i­mal cen­tre – so a mas­sive thank you to all who par­tic­i­pated and those who kindly spon­sored.

Who knows what next year’s chal­lenge might be – white water raft­ing, bungee jump­ing, sky div­ing?

An­swers on a post­card please!

Just a re­minder that if you are think­ing of adopt­ing one of the an­i­mals here at the an­i­mal cen­tre, please check our web­site as all our furry friends are listed there.

They are also on Twit­ter and Face­book, so please have a look and be pre­pared to fall in love.

Fi­nally I would like to say a huge thank you to all the peo­ple who have given dogs and cats homes and give us reg­u­lar feed­back on how their new friends are do­ing – it is so re­ward­ing when our an­i­mals find their for­ever homes and lovely when they come back to visit us.

It is a priv­i­lege to look af­ter our an­i­mals and def­i­nitely a labour of love, made pos­si­ble by all your kind do­na­tions.

See you on Sun­day 24.

Ready for ac­tion and, be­low, some trep­i­da­tion be­fore tak­ing on the zip wire over the huge quarry, in­set

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