Pooches prepare for hike

PUBLISHED: 08:00 11 December 2010

Whitehouse Kennels and Cattery in Eastertown. Dog on a treadmill in training for SOS Sponsored Walk.

Whitehouse Kennels and Cattery in Eastertown. Dog on a treadmill in training for SOS Sponsored Walk.

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WANDERING waggy-tailed pooches and their owners are being recruited for an animal charities walk.

Whitehouse Kennels and Cattery in Eastertown. Dog on a treadmill in training for SOS Sponsored Walk.

Around 100 dogs are expected to march along Weston’s beach in the Save our Strays Sponsored Dog Walk on February 12.

The event, organised by Whitehouse Kennels and Cattery in Lympsham, raises money for different animal charities and also for breast cancer research at Weston General Hospital.

People who take part in the walk can choose any animal charity they want to support – and organisers are hoping to beat the £2,400 raised last year.

Cash in aid of SOS will go directly into the Brian King Memorial Fund, which pays for veterinary treatment for stray animals at the kennels and cattery.

Whitehouse Kennels and Cattery in Eastertown. Dog on a treadmill in training for SOS Sponsored Walk.

Jerry King, who owns the kennels with wife Christine, said: “Every year we hope that the event gets bigger and better and we attract more dogs and their owners.

“The beauty of it is that people can decide on the charity they would like to support and raise money for their chosen cause.”

The walk begins at Uphill beach at 1pm and registration is free for people who have raised sponsorship of £10 or more, or £3 for others.

People can register by visiting www.whitehouse-kennels.co.uk and downloading a form, calling 01934 750352 or e-mailing enquiries@p-e-t-s.co.uk

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