Show to help raise funds for canine charity

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A fun dog show is being held to raise funds to help rescue abused and abandoned canines.

The Take Away The Tears Fun Dog Show is taking place at Earsdon Plants Centre, on the A192 in Earsdon, on Sunday, September 20.

There will be a host of classes for all types of dogs as well as a host of stalls.

The fun day starts at 12pm, with the grounds opening at 11am for families and their canine companions.

Trophies, certificates and rosettes will be up for grabs in various classes, and a raffle with a host of prizes will be held.

Classes cost £2 each, or three for £5 if booked in advance. In addition, there will be a range of stalls, demonstrations and have-a-go activities at the event, as well as a pet portrait photographer and a free microchipping service.

To enter or to book a stall, call Sue Nutall on 07831 760530, visit www.takeawaythetears.co.uk, or find Take Away The Tears on Facebook.

The Take Away The Tears fund was started by Sue, of Seaton Burn, after she brought home Maggie, a Labrador with a severe hip problem, abandoned on the streets of Cyprus.

She has recently adopted her second rescue dog from the Mediterranean island. Silvi, a Labrador-Retriever cross, arrived in similarly dire circumstances, a broken pelvis and femur sustained when struck by a vehicle going unchecked for over a year.

Sue said: “Both dogs would almost certainly have lost their lives in Cyprus as nobody wanted them, and their disability means that most UK adopters would have overlooked them too.

“Yet they are the most loving dogs and are both so full of energy despite their condition.”

The fund helps rescue dogs, particularly those that are too old to fly, unable to leave their country of residence or have other issues that make rehoming a difficult and unlikely prospect.

It works with a number of rescuers around the world, helping to enrich the lives of dogs in lesser developing countries as well as on these shores.