Sports day for your dog

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THE Olympics Games may have ended but pets have the chance to get sporty this weekend.

RSPCA Felledge Animal Centre in Chester Moor is holding a fun sports day and dog show where owners and their pets will have the chance to get fit and in shape and have a go at agility sessions.

There will also be grooming stations, discounted micro-chipping and dog shows to enter with categories including best child handler, happiest dog and waggiest tail. There will also be children’s games and face-painting.

Stalls selling an array of refreshments, crafts and beauty products will be raising money for the centre, which looks after some of the most cruelly-treated and neglected dogs, cats and horses in the North East.

Ashleigh Wilson, from the centre, said: “Getting your dog active is one of the most important things an owner can do to keep him happy and healthy, and, of course, it’s good for all the family too.”

Dog show registration opens at 11am and the shows takes place from noon until 3.30pm.

Entrance is £1 per adult and 50p per child.

l Anyone who would like to offer a new home to any of the miniature Shetland ponies can contact RSPCA Felledge Animal Centre on 0300 123 0708.