HAPPY hounds had their tails wagging at an animal charity’s summer fair.
Hundreds of people and dozens of pooches went along to the RSPCA Felledge Animal Centre’s family fun day and dog show. The centre in Beaney Lane, near Chester-le-Street, saves and rehomes abused and stray dogs, cats and horses.
Some rescue dogs who have been found happy homes went along to take part in the show.
The fun day involved lots of activities, including a tug-of-war competition, face painting, a bouncy castle and games. Rebecca Williams, deputy manager at the RSPCA centre, said: “The day was a great success.
“We had more people than we have had previously - with more attractions and more stalls.
“I think the nicest thing for staff to see is the dogs they have looked after coming back and being happy and waggy-tailed.”
Durham Police dogs went along to the event with their handlers, and gave demonstrations such as how to sniff things out and how to tackle criminals by grabbing them by the arm. Felledge’s current and rehomed rescue horses also put on a display for the visitors.
All animals homed at the centre are rescued by the RSPCA inspectors. Most of have been involved in cruelty cases, and money raised on the day will help create a better life for them.
Anyone interested in adopting an animal can visit Felledge from 11.30am to 3pm daily, apart from Wednesdays.