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  • 28 Jul 2010

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Paws in the Park 2010
Calling all canines for Paws in the Park 2010 • Sunday 1 August, 11.45 – 5pm • Burrows playing field, Leckhampton Dogs are being urged to bring their owners along to Burrows playing field on Sunday 1 August for the annual Paws in the Park event. Dogs can have a go at fun novelty classes, a Kennel Club Good Citizenship dog test, agility and much more. TV vet Joe Inglis will judge some of the seven novelty fun classes. To enter these, people should arrive early and register their pets from 10.30am. Other fun on the day includes: face painting; bouncy castles; a photographer and caricaturist; arena displays from Prestbury Park Dog Agility Club and local falconer Michael Davie; micro chipping; donkey rides; and refreshments. The day is being organised by Cheltenham Borough Council`s community ranger team with support from Cheltenham Animal Shelter who will be receiving proceeds from the day, Vets on the Park and Animal Magic. Small fees will charged for parking, refreshments and some of the activities. Janice Payne, community ranger said: ‘`We have been organising this popular event since 2000 and as well as being great fun, it also promotes responsible dog ownership. There will be lots of fun competitions, plus an array of information and advice about looking after pets. We are once again pleased to be raising money for Cheltenham Animal Shelter.`` Councillor Roger Whyborn, cabinet member for sustainability: ‘`Events like this pull the community together and send out an important message about animal welfare. I am sure the day will be a great success and lots of fun for everyone.`` For more information about the event, visit www.cheltenham.gov.uk/pawsinthepark or call 01242 250019.

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