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St Francis dog show delight!

By Beth Perry 6th September 2017

St Francis dog show delight!
Handsome Monty with his happy owner.

THE team of volunteers at St Francis Home for Animals proved a bit of ‘ruff’ weather would not prevent them from holding their most successful event to date.

The Fun Day, which took place on Sunday, got off to a wet start when volunteers turned up in torrential rain to set up the day. Happily local residents and visitors to the area were not put off and by the end of play the day had raised more than £2,000 for the dogs’ home, with more money still to come in.

Those who attended could enjoy a number of stalls, a raffle, the chance to be drawn as a caricature and, of course, a dog show.

A spokesperson said: “It was so wet and there were moments where we wondered whether we were doing the right thing but, as an initial count up, we have raised £2,006.67 with more pennies yet to come in. This is an amazing feat, our best result ever, and was achieved with the weather so very against us.

“A huge thank you to everyone who helped to make this happen but an extra special thanks to our wonderful volunteers who turned out in the torrential weather to help us set up. We applaud this wonderful team who we simply couldn't function without.”

Beloved pets, big and small, all made their way around the show ring outside in the hope of
winning a rosette. Prizes were awarded for more than 15 classes including prettiest bitch, most handsome dog, best rescue, dog most like its owner and best trick.

A St Francis spokesperson said: “Our special thanks  to Titan the Robot, farmer Pete Cowling and family who not only loan us a field for parking but also, this year, had the task of pulling
vehicles out of the mud and Newquay View Resort who helped us very last minute with our parking crisis with our water-logged field. We are so very grateful that our neighbours are so kind to us and today we have literally been saved by them.”

By Beth Perry 6th September 2017

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