Around 1,000 people treated their canine companions to a ‘pawsome’ afternoon out at Dogs Trust Newbury’s annual fun day on Sunday.
The event, held at Park House School in Andover Road, helped to raise £6,000, which will be used to care for around 30 dogs currently being looked after by the trust at its centre in Hamstead Marshall.
There was a wide range of entertainment on offer to keep those with two and four legs occupied throughout the day including a fun dog show, arts and craft stalls, a silent auction and the doggy dash, where pooches had to race down a short course, leaping over hurdles along the way.
“Our fun day was a huge success and for that we thank our incredible supporters, staff and volunteers who helped us make the event bigger and better this year,” said Nicki Barrow, Dogs Trust Newbury’s rehoming centre manager.
“It was such a fun day and we’re lucky that the weather was on our side.
“Thanks to the generosity from people and organisations across the county, and our amazing volunteers who gave up their time and worked so hard, we raised a whopping £6,000 with money still coming in.
“Everything that Dogs Trust achieves is because of the wonderful support we receive, enabling us to care for and rehome over 15,000 dogs a year and educate half a million schoolchildren and communities.”