Spreading some Christmas cheer among the hounds

Pennine Animal Welfare (PAWS) Festive Fun Dog Show and Christmas Fair at Longfield Equestrian Centre, Todmorden
Pennine Animal Welfare (PAWS) Festive Fun Dog Show and Christmas Fair at Longfield Equestrian Centre, Todmorden
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The Pennine Animal Welfare (PAWS) Christmas Fair and Dog Show at Longfield Equestrian Centre, Todmorden, was a huge success, despite the horrendous weather on the day!

The day, which attracted many two-legged and four-legged visitors, ensured PAWS to raise some much needed funds which will go towards the upkeep of the kennels and cat pens over the next few, challenging, gruelling winter months, said a spokesperson.

Pennine Animal Welfare (PAWS) Festive Fun Dog Show and Christmas Fair at Longfield Equestrian Centre, Todmorden. Pictured is Becky Holden, with Lucy

Pennine Animal Welfare (PAWS) Festive Fun Dog Show and Christmas Fair at Longfield Equestrian Centre, Todmorden. Pictured is Becky Holden, with Lucy

“It was a great success. We had a great turn out for our dog show, with some spectacular dogs - and owners - in fancy dress costumes!

“Everyone was in the Christmas spirit, including the PAWS volunteers who all wore Christmas attire and entertained the crowds with Christmas carols accompanied by a brass quartet.

“There were many stall holders that had great items for sale, and we also had hot food and drink, with a mulled wine and hot chestnut stall also there to keep our supporters warm.

“As the charity grows, unfortunately so do our vet bills, which have trebled in recent months to an average of over £1,000 per month, so the money raised will be a great help,” she said.

Pennine Animal Welfare (PAWS) Festive Fun Dog Show and Christmas Fair at Longfield Equestrian Centre, Todmorden

Pennine Animal Welfare (PAWS) Festive Fun Dog Show and Christmas Fair at Longfield Equestrian Centre, Todmorden

The spokesperson added that in order to make the winter months and the festive period a little special for the animals in PAWS’ care who unfortunately have not found a new home yet, the charity is running a Just Giving campaign to buy the rescue animals a Christmas dinner, a present each for Christmas, and some new warm bedding and thermal coats.

If anyone would like to donate towards the PAWS Christmas Wish 2015 campaign, visit the follow website address http://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/pennine-animalwelfare/pawschristmaswish2015 to help out.

“We are so grateful to all our supports and followers for all their help and support, and we hope they will carry on to do so as the charity continues to grow in leaps and bounds,” she said.

Pennine Animal Welfare (PAWS) Festive Fun Dog Show and Christmas Fair at Longfield Equestrian Centre, Todmorden

Pennine Animal Welfare (PAWS) Festive Fun Dog Show and Christmas Fair at Longfield Equestrian Centre, Todmorden

Pennine Animal Welfare (PAWS) Festive Fun Dog Show and Christmas Fair at Longfield Equestrian Centre, Todmorden. Pictured are Valentina and Tracy Arnold, with Misty

Pennine Animal Welfare (PAWS) Festive Fun Dog Show and Christmas Fair at Longfield Equestrian Centre, Todmorden. Pictured are Valentina and Tracy Arnold, with Misty

Pennine Animal Welfare (PAWS) Festive Fun Dog Show and Christmas Fair at Longfield Equestrian Centre, Todmorden. Pictured is Valentina Arnold, with Misty

Pennine Animal Welfare (PAWS) Festive Fun Dog Show and Christmas Fair at Longfield Equestrian Centre, Todmorden. Pictured is Valentina Arnold, with Misty