PupAid’s Dog Show is back with a star studded line up for its 6th year on Saturday 2 September.
The free event includes an incredibly moving parade of ex-breeding bitches rescued from UK puppy farms to remind visitors just what PupAid is all about. Visitors can enjoy freshly made vegan food, try the have-a-go agility course, shop for their pooch at boutique stalls, and enjoy amazing doggie displays by Hearing Dogs and Britain’s Got Talent Finalist’s Pip & Buddy. Vets and behavioural experts will also be on hand to offer the best advice for their pooches.
PupAid, the brainchild of TV Vet Marc Abraham is a fun day out for all the family – especially their furry four-legged friends! This year looks set to be their biggest yet, with a whole host of treats in store for visitors, including very special guest PC Dave Wardle and his heroic police dog PD Finn who made headlines around the world last year. The German Shepherd put his life on the line to save PC Wardle in the line of duty, receiving life-threatening stabbing injuries. They will be judging the Bravest Dog round in the highly anticipated fun dog show, where Finn will join some other very familiar faces.
Marc Abraham says, “PupAid gets bigger every year which means more awareness raised. Changing public behaviour on this scale coupled with our ongoing campaign work in Westminster means that ‘people power’ can potentially having a huge positive impact on the health and happiness of this country’s dogs. I’m incredibly proud of PupAid and really can’t thank everyone enough for all their phenomenal support.”
Puppy farming is the mass commercial production of puppies in horrific conditions, sold away from their mums via third parties such as pet shops and garden centres or often advertised online or in free newspaper ads. These puppies, commonly riddled with incurable diseases, often become seriously ill shortly after arriving in their new homes; their poor mothers still imprisoned hundreds of miles away either in the UK or abroad, suffering in squalid conditions. With enough awareness about the cruel and barbaric farming trade, PupAid, which is backed by many celebrity names including Ricky Gervais, Brian May, Liam Gallagher, Rachel Riley, Peter Egan, David Gandy, Sue Perkins and many more, hopes to make a difference and encourage prospective dog owners to adopt from a rescue shelter or if buying a pup, to always ask “Where’s Mum?” and help put an end to the puppy farming industry once and for all.