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Animal magic enchants Shipley Park

Judge of the waggliest tail competition Chayley Davey hold the rosette for Rob Norris and Jess after they came third in class.

Judge of the waggliest tail competition Chayley Davey hold the rosette for Rob Norris and Jess after they came third in class.

Hundreds of dogs and their owners turned up for a magical day at Shipley Country Park.

The Animal Magic event took place on Sunday (July 20) offering a day of have-a-go sessions and pet advice.

Highlights of the day included the Fun Dog Show, flyball and dog agility demonstrations.

Shipley Park ranger, Michelle Marriott, said they were lucky with the weather and the day went well.

“People really enjoyed it, there was a good atmosphere,” she said.

“We had an estimated 500 visitors over the course of the day.”

There was the opportunity to meet and greet rescued animals as well as an abundance of wildlife-related stalls.

A number of charities offered information and advice including ParrotAid, The Donkey Sanctuary and Cats in Need.

Michelle added: “The aim of the day was to promote responsible pet ownership and educate people about wildlife care.”

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Entomological Society made an appearance with their insect show, held at the visitors’ centre, which gave people the opportunity to look in detail at live moths and butterflies.

The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) was also around on the day, providing doggy MOTs and care advice for other pets.

lPictured are snaps from the Fun Dog Show, which awarded rosettes for various classes including top dog, prettiest bitch and waggiest tail.

 

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