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Enter your pet in an online contest fur charity

Enter your pet in an online contest fur charity

Sunday 14 April 2019

Enter your pet in an online contest fur charity

Cheesiest Grin, Golden Oldie, Handsome Fella and Pretty Princess are just some of the 20 categories islanders can enter their pet in to win rosettes and help the Jersey Scout Band raise funds.

Entry is open to all pets, large, small as well as unusual ones and owners have until 11 May to send their pictures through.

They will have to pay £1 to enter pictures of their pet into one of the 20 classes. The categories include:

  • Pedigree
  • Baby (up to 6 months)
  • Unusual Pet
  • Best Crossbreed
  • Handsome Fella
  • Pretty Princess
  • Golden Oldie (seven+ years)
  • Appealing Eyes
  • Unusual pair
  • Action Shot
  • Cheesiest Grin
  • Fast Asleep
  • Rainbow Bridge
  • Best Friends
  • Fancy Dress
  • Pets with Kids
  • Best Rescue
  • Best Youngster
  • Best Pair
  • Seasonal (Easter)

The online pet show was organised by Alison Pell from the Jersey Scout Band and Christine Marrett from the Dog Handlers Association in a bid to raise funds for the former. 

Jersey Scout Band

Pictured: Money raised through entries will help fund the band's activities.

Ms Pell explained that the group doesn't get any funding and is always looking for new ways to fund its activities. "When we need to replace or refurbish instruments - for example our drums and trumpets are 30 years old - we pay that ourselves. 

"It's the same when we have new recruits and we need to buy new uniforms and instruments for them."

The group therefore decided to organise an online pet show. "Anybody can take part, it's not just a dog show," Ms Pell said. "We wanted it to be affordable as well."

While people have until 11 May to send their pictures, a number of photographs have already been received. "People really have embraced that we are open to any pet," Ms Pell said. 

Each class will see the first four pets receive a rosette, after judging from a panel that has yet to be decided, but will include pet show professionals. An award for best in show and reserve best in show will also be given as well as secret awards. 

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