It's barking mad at the National Seal Sanctuary...
The National Seal Sanctuary hosted a fun dog show on Sunday 25th September in aid of Merlin’s Magic Wand.
Merlin’s Magic Wand is a worldwide charity for children aiming to provide magical experiences for those who are seriously ill, disabled or disadvantaged.
There were a total of fifteen fun classes on the day including Best Puppy, Best Veteran and Prettiest and Handsome bitch and dog respectively. All first prize contestants then competed for the coveted ‘Best in Show’ cup, but it was 12 year old Elliot Tree with his Hungarian Vizsla, Reuben, who took home the trophy with second place being awarded to Craig Pellow with his working Cocker puppy, Jessie.
‘Best rescue’ winner Rufus won the judges heart on the day. The 16 year old Cairn terrier had previously belonged to a disabled owner, but upon their death was locked in a shed for five months until he was eventually discovered and given a loving home by Mrs Kay Ray.
Organiser of the dog show and operations manager at the sanctuary, Eileen Keeling, explained: ”It’s nice to see the Sanctuary and the local community getting together for a worthwhile cause and having some fun too.
”The Sanctuary would like to thank Gweek village hall for putting on refreshments and additional thanks to Lady Sally Mackenzie who judged the event.”
Overall, the National Seal Sanctuary, with the help of generous dog owners, raised a total of £206.29, all of which will be donated to Merlin’s Magic Wand.