The Pet Show 2013
Written by Clay on July 10, 2013
From the 20th-21st July the UK’s largest indoor and outdoor family pet show will be taking place at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire-covering more than 21, 000². There will be a variety of opportunities open to the general public and their dogs including meet the animals, Agility Open Champions Grand Final, a book signing with Britain’s Got Talent winners Ashley and Pudsey and much, much more. However this show goes beyond dogs too with a wide range of horse displays, birds of prey demonstrations, aquariums, rabbits and other furry friends. The show will also entertain younger visitors with plenty of interactive activities from creative arts to feeding the animals. With over 100 attractions within the park, this is a fantastic day out for animal lovers of all ages. The show begins at 10am both mornings and finishes at 5pm, prices start at £9 and under 5’s have free access therefore, this is definitely one date in the diary not to be missed. There are thousands of free parking spaces, so transport shouldn’t be a problem.
2013 is the first year The Pet Show has ran and its expected 20,000 people will be attending over the weekend, so book your tickets fast! The show has partnered with many charities such as the British Hen Welfare Trust, Cats Protection, Wood Green, The British Horse Society and Pet Education Trust in order to support them. For every ticket purchased £1 of the cost will go to each of the charities, when tickets sold exceeds 1,000, donations to the charities will increase to £3 so show your support and come along to this fun-filled weekend at the park!
Personally, I think the show is a fantastic way to raise money for great causes. Approximately 10,000 animals are abandoned each year and even more are abused, therefore by bringing the community together on such a great occasion is a good way to raise awareness of some of the horrific stories that some pets have to go through and make a change by donating to various charities and getting more involved. The event at Stoneleigh Park could be just the start of a yearly event so it is bound to continue to bring the locals together to help out local charities and educate us all on the welfare of animals across the country.