Closing date nears to vote for top pet

pet of the year: from left, manager Beverley Chambers, assistant manager John Chambers, Owner Gavin Chambers and Photographer John Booth.
pet of the year: from left, manager Beverley Chambers, assistant manager John Chambers, Owner Gavin Chambers and Photographer John Booth.

The votes have been flooding in for our Pet of the Year competition since we featured an eight page pull-out of all the contenders last week.

The competition is being run by Chambers Pet Supplies, and John Booth Photography in conjunction with The ‘Tiser.

There were a total of 179 entries, with text votes set to close on Sunday, June 9 .

All entries were featured in last week’s paper but if you missed it you can call in at Chambers on Bath Street, where all the entries are on display. You can vote for your favourite there too.

There is just over a week left to vote in this fantastic and popular competition, which has seen an abundance of entries, from chickens and lizards, to tiny dogs and one-eyed cats. There has even been some more unusual entriessuch as a snake, a tortoise and an owl.

First prize is a £50 voucher for Chambers and a large canvas courtesy of John Booth Photography. Second prize is a £30 voucher and canvas. Third prize is a £20 voucher for the per store and a canvas.

Content editor of The Tiser, Martin Hutton, said: “The Pet of the Year contest has been a huge success from start to finish, and we have been delighted with the response.

“We have had some great entries in the competition. Now it is time for you to decide who will be crowned king of the pets in Ilkeston.

He added: “Don’t forget if you want to vote for your favourite there is still time to get your votes in.”

“We’ve had everything from dogs, cats , rabbits and ferrets, to lizards, chickens and a Guinea pig called George.”

You can vote by texting ILK (space) PETS (space) the three digit number of the pet (space) your name, your house number and postcode to 61500.

Make sure you buy the paper on June 13 for the winner.