Hundreds turn out to vets’ charity fun day

Sutterton Veterinary Centre staff.
Sutterton Veterinary Centre staff.

Creatures great and small - from a tiny Yorkshire terrier to a giant tortoise - joined hundreds of people at Sutterton Veterinary Centre’s fun day.

Local animal charities, Jerry Green Dog Rescue, Central German Shepherd Rescue, Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust, Lincs Ark, Hound From The Pound, Poodles in Need, Feline Friendly Shelter and Minigems Small Pet Rescue, all attended to raise money for the animals in their care. A total of £966 was raised.

Sutterton Veterinary Centre's fun day.

Sutterton Veterinary Centre's fun day.

A spokesman for the vets said: “Organising the event took weeks of planning but we are very pleased with how the day went. Hundreds of people turned out which was brilliant and the atmosphere was immense.” 
Visitors were able to take part in a dog show, browse stalls, and have a tour of the practise.

During the event, staff also had a discounted microchip offer of £5 per dog or cat.

This was to help increase the number of dogs microchipped ready for 2016 when it will become a legal requirement.

Staff at the vets say they feel strongly that all animals should be microchipped, with a total of 35 dogs and one cat microchipped on the day.

Face-painting

Face-painting

The fun dog show, ran by Absolute Animals, was called ‘a big hit’, judging as many as 35 dogs in one class. The dog show alone raised £346 towards the charities. Photos of the event were taken by Moments Photography, Stamford, who also did personal pet keepsake photos for members of the public.

The spokesman added: “All in all the day was a great success and we raised the fantastic amount of £966. The money raised will be divided between the charities who attended the event, every penny goes a long way to help the poor animals in rescue.

“Thank you to everyone who came to support us and the local charities, we look forward to holding another similar event next year when we are a hospital.”

Visitors were able to tour the veterinary centre and see the work they do.

Visitors were able to tour the veterinary centre and see the work they do.