Our Hosts And Judges For The Day
Radio Mersyside's Steve Coleman,
Vet Gerrard Tennyson
And BarkBuster's Nicki Platt.
Steve, Gerrard and Nicki
about to get the show underway
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Friendliest Pup Winner:
Megan and Pauline Aspinall with 'Misty.'
Best Condition Senior Citizen
Emma Baker With 'Milo.'
Best Child Handler Under Ten:
Evan With 'Molly'.
Best Child Handler Under 15:
Lilly With 'Bella.'
Best Veteran Over 12:
Grainne Carr With 'Tigger.
The Waggiest Tail:
Garry Worsley With 'Jack.'
The Prettiest Bitch:
Louise Buck With Lilly
The Most Handsome Dog:
(Sorry No Details - Email me with them)
Best Rescue Dog:
Rick Cutts With Katie
Dog The Judges Would Like To Take Home:
David Jeffery With Dublin
Best In Show:
Nicki Platt, Vet Gerrard Tennyson, Lisa Cole, Presenter Steve Coleman and Jane O'Halloran.
BIS Winner Rick Cutts With Katie
Rick Cutts, Lisa Cole From DogsTrust
With Best In Show Katie
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A Day To Remember
The DogsTrust held their Open day on Sunday 29th July presented by Radio Merseyside's Steve Coleman,
Nicki Platt from Barkbusters and Rutland House Vet
A big thank you to Steve, Nicki and Vet Gerrard who unselfishly gave up their time today for The DogsTrust to generate some well recieved revenue for this worthy charity.
The open day was in danger of being cancelled after a morning of torrential rain. However, 'somebody up there likes them' as they say and the sun came out in all its glory for the 12 o'clock opening.
As usual two of the DogsTrust's dedicated staff Lisa Cole and Jane O'Halloran were at their posts organising the running of the fun dog show; taking the entry fees and handing out the prizes to the winners - six places for each class. There was a slight hiccup when the microphone stopped working; the generator had run out of fuel, but this was quickly replenished and we were up and running once again.
In the interval I wondered around to where the dogs awaiting someone to rehome them are kept. I must say that I found the kennels extremely clean and roomy for the animal's needs and comforts whilst they await their chances of rehoming. Set in leafy surroundings the DogsTrust in Whiston Lane Huyton is well worth a look if you think that you can rehome one of the animals.
The DogsTrust is a well run organisation with a dedicated team of workers who's love of the animals that they care for is immediately apparent.
Another relaxing and enjoyable day for me and hopefully some well deserved cash and donations for the organiseation.
Editor, Terrier World.
Presenter Steve Coleman And Behaviour Specialist
DogsTrust Worker Jane O'Halloran
DogsTrust's Lisa Cole
Presenter Steve Coleman Casting His Expert Eye
Training For Another day
Jane And Lisa After The Judging
These Two Seem Interested, Maybe?
A Pleasant Well Run Haven For Homeless Dogs
A Smashing Day Out
Excellent Hot Food
Lots Of Stalls To Browse
Like The Face Paint?
Very Well Supported On The Day
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Founded in 1891 to protect dogs from torture and ill-usage of every kind, Dogs Trust, formerly known as the NCDL, has now pursued its goal with determination for over one hundred years.
Vowing never to turn down a reasonable request for help, Dogs Trust began operations funded entirely by donations from members and supporters. In 1902 membership totalled 1000 for the first time and continued to grow steadily to 6,500 members by 1910. Today Dogs Trust has over 600,000 members and supporters.
Irresponsible dog owners held accountable for UK’s stray dog statistics
A decade of campaigning reveals that the nation’s dog owners can’t afford to be complacent – leading charity cites the current trend for dogs as fashion accessories as a major cause of stray dog numbers.
Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, has concluded that although there has been a dramatic reduction of stray dogs in the last ten years, progress seems to have peaked and the UK’s stray population has remained at a consistent level for the last four years, despite a year on year increase of re-homing figures.
A report conducted by GfK NOP on behalf of Dogs Trust, released today, shows that 105,068 stray dogs were picked up in the UK last year, and 7,892 were destroyed unnecessarily1 – a small increase on the previous year’s findings.
Looking back on 10 years, Dogs Trust can reveal that the sustained efforts of both animal welfare organisations and local authorities has had enormous benefit reducing the stray population, this follows a decrease of nearly 25% in the number of stray dogs and destruction rates down nearly two thirds (63%) since 1997.
However, Dogs Trust Chief Executive, Clarissa Baldwin comments;
“These figures by no means paint a rosy picture of the nation’s dogs. Ten years ago we vowed to campaign for better welfare for our lovable companions and the hard work put in by welfare organisations, like Dogs Trust and others, seems to be making good headway, but it is not good enough and we need the public to meet us.
Stray figures show that we have reached a plateau and we can but conclude that there has been a cultural change in the last few years. There have been a tremendous number of breeds such as Staffordshire Bull Terriers through the doors of our rehoming centres, and this coupled with the current fashion for designer dogs such as Labradoodle and Cockerpoos suggests we are living in a throwaway society.
We are asking the public to take action and to consider fully the responsibility of owning a dog…they are not a fad or a fashion statement to be disposed of when the novelty wears off.”
The introduction of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 in April of this year, brings with it new legislation whereby the onus of responsibility and duty of care falls upon the owner. It is hoped the Act as well as the new codes of practice - which will be introduced in 2008 - will not only improve general animal welfare but help vastly reduce the stray dog figures.
Dogs Trust believes it is absolutely essential that it reaches this irresponsible minority and will continue to campaign for responsible dog ownership to ensure that stray dogs are a figment of the past and that no healthy dog is destroyed for want of a home.
Building a better future for dogs
We believe no healthy dog should ever be destroyed and that every dog should have a chance to lead a happy and healthy life in a loving home.
There are lots of ways to find a suitable dog - we think rehoming is the best one. Dogs Trust works with you to match your needs to the needs of dogs. We know that choosing the dog that’s right for you leads to happy people and happy dogs.
Ways we help
Our mission statement is 'Dogs Trust is working towards the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.'
This statement is aimed at all dogs in the UK whether they be in our care, ex-Dogs Trust dogs or dogs that need our help. We have set up several schemes and projects around the country to help us achieve our ultimate aim.
The health and happiness of every dog is at the heart of all our efforts and we try to find each and every dog in our care a loving home for life. We never destroy a healthy dog.
For further press information, images or interview requests, please contact:
Anna Robinson Jennifer Blaber
Dogs Trust Press Office Dogs Trust Press Office
020 7833 7608 020 7833 7676
07768 616 280 07768 616 280
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