I’ll be one of the stall holders selling my original artist designed greetings cards, bookmarks, digital and limited edition prints and original paintings. I’ll also be available to discuss commissioning a pet portrait. My lovely mum is going to be my trainee sales assistant!
Other stalls will include Plants, Crafts, Cakes, Face Painting and Photography
In the ring the RSPCA will host a dog show with classes ranging from best child handler to waggiest tail round and more!
There will also be Dog Agility ; Horse Displays; Tree Carving Displays; Grooming Stations; Durham Police Talks; Discounted Microchipping.
More details can be found on the facebook event page here.Felledge Animal Centre Beaney Lane Chester Moor Chester le Street DH2 3BF
Just off the A167 at Chester-Le-Street.
Please note all dogs must be on leads and dogs with docked tails are not permitted to enter the dog show.
A member of the RSPCA team ogainising the event explained
Tail docking regulations came into force under the Animal Welfare Act in England on 6th April 2007 and made it an offence when a person shows a dog with a tail docked on or after 6th April 2007. Due to the legal situation surrounding the showing of dogs being so complicated and the fact that the RSPCA believes tail docking to be detrimental to dog welfare, the RSPCA has taken the decision not to allow any dogs with docked tails to partake in RSPCA hosted shows.
Just to make it up to an even number and taking it a little past 1/3 of my total takings my cards, bookmarks and art prints generated £18 for the RSPCA .
Thank you for your support.
Having had a chance to look around the cattery I can see that every little helps and that Felledge are doing a terrific job. I think my favourites were Beth a female not disimmilar to my friends cat Poppet and Nero a very friendly 2 year old Grey rescued from a home where he suffered domestic abuse. The kennels aren’t open to the public but many people looked through the available dog book and a really wonderful volunteer manned the reception desk explaining the homing procedure.
The show ring was buzzing all day with riding demonstration from the rescue ponies and horses and lots of dog classes. I loved seeing some of the handlers take their dogs around the agility course… well I say owners lead their dogs in some cases it was more owners chasing their pets!
I hope everyone who attended had a great day I met lots of lovely dogs from naughty Nell to Albert the springer and everything in between. A big thank you to Laura at RSPCA Felledge for inviting me to participate