Paws in the Park Dog Show and Spring Fayre

The show was held on Sunday 26th April at the Wednesday Market Car Park area and there were 107 dog entries.

The prizes in each class were kindly sponsored by Dagli Trading, Selpa Trading and Comfy Pet Shop and each entry received a can of dog food donated by Dagli Trading.

There were some nice stories which came out of the show and I would like to relate just a few of them.

The dog that came third in Class 7 Best Street Rescue was a crossbreed called Black and he has Tag Dog number 0030 that KAR neutered in July 2005 and returned to the streets in Girne. He still wears the red tag and has been a community dog for nearly ten years!!!

The dog that was first in Class 3 Golden Oldie was a Jack Russell aged 19 years. He has been competing in the KAR dog shows for many years coming second last year. His owner Beverly says she is hoping that he will still be entering the KAR Dog Shows when he is 21 years old!

A dog escaped from a car parked outside Starling Supermarket in Girne on the Lapta Road and was brought to the show by a concerned member of the public who found the dog running along the road going down to the new Harbour. Show visitors recognised the little dog and traced the owner’s telephone number who immediately came to the show ground to be reunited with his dog with lots of smiles and tears!

I would like to say a big THANK YOU to all the sponsors, volunteers, and entrants. Thanks also to Çatalköy Riding Club for bringing along their little pony to give rides to the children and thank you also to Girne Belediyesi for all their help and support.

The list of winners in the various categories can be viewed by clicking here.

By Margaret Ray – KAR Chairman




PHOTOS: Tony Woods

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