Fun dog show to be held in Leigh

Leigh Journal: Zoe Donoghue with English Bull Terrier Lincoln. Photo by Sam BB Zoe Donoghue with English Bull Terrier Lincoln. Photo by Sam BB

A FUN dog show is being held to raise money for bull terrier rescue.

Westleigh Meths Cricket Club will once again host this year’s fun dog show in aid of Adopt a Bull Terrier on Sunday, June 29, from 12pm to 4pm.
The fun show which is open to all dogs, pedigree or cross-bred, is set to be a great day for man and his best friend, at the same time raising the much needed funds for the rescue service.

Classes include fancy dress, best six legs, best child handler, dogs with special needs and of best rescue.

Zoe Donoghue, who is regional promotions and events manager for the Leigh Journal's parent company Newsquest North West, said: "I have had English Bull Terriers for many years.  For me, no other dog would ever compare, a bully is far more than your normal every day dog.

"They have a fantastic character, they are the clowns of the K9 world, once you have got the bully bug, I guarantee you will never want another breed of dog.

"When my old girl passed away, I was unsure of how the space she left would ever be filled.  I joined many rescue pages on the internet and after looking day after day at all those beautiful bulls in need of new homes, we finally found our boy. 

"At the time, he was a nine month old, full-of-mischief English Bull Terrier. Lincoln, now two-and-a-half and quickly becoming a lazy bull, he has turned our life upside down, but all in a good way.  He is very much part of the family and we are so glad we found him and took on a rescue rather than looking for a young pup."

Adopt-a-Bull Terrier Rescue was developed to help less fortunate Bull Terriers who may have disabilities, impairments or special needs, catering for those who couldn’t always be re-homed and seen by some as a drain on resources.  They wanted to help ALL bullies, not those who are just fit and healthy.
 

It is a non-profit, voluntary organisation that relies on donations made by the public as well as funds raised by their volunteers. All monies received goes toward helping the dogs in their care and are NOT used for any other purpose.

Many of their dogs require veterinary care when they come in and some may require treatment whilst in foster. All dogs are neutered and spayed in foster if this has not already been done before they come into care. Adopt-A-Bull Terrier Rescue would not be able to do this without generous support and are indebted to the many donors.

Sunday's event is at Westleigh CC's Knowles Park ground, off Westleigh Lane, WN7 5JE.

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For further information on Adopt-A-Bull Terrier, see their website, www.adoptabullterrierrescue.co.uk or email info@adoptabullterrierrescue.co.uk

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