‘Howl-o-ween’ fancy dress walk in aid of rescue dogs

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Dogs in terrifying togs could be taking to the pathways around Algarkirk on the weekend when a fancy dress charity walk takes place.

Called ‘Howl-o-ween’ – the event has been organised by Jerry Green Dog Rescue which is inviting owners and their pooches to get into the spirit of the event and raise vital funds.

Walkers are encouraged to put together their scariest outfit and special prizes are on offer for the most creative canine competitors.

From ‘Frankenweenie’ sausage dogs and zom-bichon frise to Yorkshire terrors – there could be a whole host of spooky animal costumes on parade.

The walk takes place on Saturday at 1.30pm, starting off from the rescue centre. Registration is from 1pm.

“It will be great to see our friends and supporters dressed up in fancy dress. It’s all about getting in the spirit of things and we’re sure everyone taking part will have a great time,” said Catherine Foster, head of fundraising.

“It’s the only time of the year that I’d be happy to say I saw a ghost while out walking my dog!”

Entry is £5 per adult and £2 per child with all proceeds going towards the care and re-homing of rescue dogs.

Those wishing to take part are asked to register their interest with the centre.

However, participants are also welcome to turn up on the day itself.

All dogs are welcomed on leads, as well as those people without a dog simply wishing to support the cause.