Record turnout at Dogs Trust open day

The Best in Show award is presented to lurcher  Lou Lou Belle by vet Marc Abraham and Adur Council chairman Mike Mendoza
The Best in Show award is presented to lurcher Lou Lou Belle by vet Marc Abraham and Adur Council chairman Mike Mendoza

DOGS Trust Shoreham enjoyed a record turnout at the annual open day on Sunday.

Blessed with glorious sunshine for the first time for several years, the charity welcomed thousands of people and their four-legged friends.

Categories for the dog show included Waggiest Tail and Best Rescue and winners were judged by Adur Council chairman Mike Mendoza and Southwick vet Marc Abraham.

Volunteers, supporters, old faces and new helped raise more pounds for rescue hounds than ever before, and the event has been hailed the biggest ever success for Dogs Trust Shoreham.

Organisers Nicole McCallum and Naomi Tucker said: “The sunshine, stalls, activities and dogs encouraged just over 4,000 people to descend on Dogs Trust Shoreham and we are over the moon.

“We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended and supported the event by making it so special.

“Every penny raised will go towards the care of our stray and abandoned dogs, the public support will enable us to give the dogs in our care the best possible second chance.

“The donations are still being counted but we are thrilled to report that we have already hit a record level of takings – we can’t thank everyone enough!”