Most anticipated event on the canine calendar coming to Battersea’s Old Windsor centre this summer
Dog-lovers from across the country are invited to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in Old Windsor, to celebrate the animal charity’s annual Family Fun Day this summer.
Thousands of dog and cat lovers and their canine companions are expected to descend on the Berkshire shelter on Saturday 8 July, for a spectacular family-friendly event. You don’t have to own a Battersea dog or cat to come along, all animal-lovers are welcome.
Visitors are encouraged to enter their waggy-tailed friend in one of the hotly contested dog classes on the day, such as Golden Oldie, Most Fabulous Fella, or Best Battersea Dog. Each class costs £2 to enter and there’s no limit on how many categories your top dog can enter.
If you and your dog are a little shy of entering the show ring, there’ll be plenty of other entertainment to enjoy all day, including the chance to watch an incredible dog agility display, along with stalls, games and refreshments.
The Battersea Old Windsor Family Fun Day raises hundreds of pounds, which are vital to help Battersea with their work to rescue, rehome and reunite thousands of dogs and cats across the UK.
Event: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s Old Windsor Fun Day
Admission fee: It’s free
Location: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Priest Hill, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 2JN. Please note, there will be no parking available onsite
Date: Saturday 8 July 2017
Time: 10.30am to 4.30pm
Getting there: There will be a free park and ride service from Savill Garden Car Park to Battersea Old Windsor. The car park is located on Wick Lane, on Englefield Green, Surrey, TW20 OUJ. Parking costs £2.50 for one hour, £5 for two hours, £7.50 for three hours, or £10 for the full day.
Alternatively, the number 8 public bus goes from Church Road, near Egham train station, and stops just outside Battersea Old Windsor (the stop is Priest Hill Kennels).
You can download photos from last year's Battersea Old Windsor family fun day here.
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Notes to editors
- Family Fun Day dog classes include: Dog with the Waggiest Tail; Golden Oldie; Loveliest Lady; Most Fabulous Fella; Dog the judges would like to take home and Best Battersea Dog.
- In the main ring, there will be a maximum of 40 entrants per class.
- Other events at the Family Fun Day event will include an agility display, a game of musical mats, and a Battersea dog rehoming parade.
- Battersea’s Old Windsor centre cared for around 900 dogs and over 650 cats in 2015.
- Since it was founded, Battersea has rescued, reunited and rehomed over 3.1 million dogs and cats.
- Battersea Old Windsor cares for an average of 79 dogs and 44 cats at any one time.
- There is no time limit on how long an animal can stay at the charity but the average stay for a dog is 35 days and 22 days for a cat.
- For further information on Battersea Dogs & Cats Home please visit www.battersea.org.uk.
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