An animal charity is holding a dog show in Dinnington, which will raise much-needed funds.
Rain Rescue is holding the dog show at Dinnington Rugby Club on Sunday 17 July and gates will be opened from 12.45pm to 4pm, with the show starting at 1.30pm.
The main attraction of the dog show will be the best in-show Championship, which will consist of the Pedigree Dog Show and the Fun Dog Show winners.
There will be 30 classes in these two shows – including the most handsome dog and best terrier – and trophies and rosettes will also be handed out to the winners.
It will also be hosting trade stands, home produce, a licensed bar, raffles, tombolas and a barbecue.
Children, who are aged 16 years and under, can enter a child-handling class to win a trophy, and a novelty class is also being held.
All entries, for any of the shows, will cost £1.50 per class.
All for charity
The dog show will raise funds for Rain Rescue, which is a registered charity that helps dogs and cats in crisis.
The charity helps to save animals from life-or-death situations and then tries to find them a permanent home.
They have struggled for funds to pay for vet fees, food and transportation costs, and it is hoped that the event will inject some much-needed funds.
“[The dog show will] bring together people who want to meet up and show off their dogs, raise funds for the rescue and, hopefully, re-home some of the dogs we have in our rescue,” said Jacquie Nelson, the founder of Rain Rescue.
“[It is about] raising awareness of the local rescue. Dogs and cats being killed every week because nobody knows they are there and there are too many pets for good homes – so the surplus has to be euthanised.
“We are made up of community members. We help in South Yorkshire [and] we need support from the local community to carry on helping these pets in crisis situations.
“Without it, we will go the same as other rescues and fold. Then there will be even less to help them.”
This news story was self-published in July 2011.