Calling all dog enthusiasts for some family fun

10 August 2017

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A day specially made for our furry canine friends is being held at one of South Derbyshire’s most popular parks.

Bark in the Park will entertain families with fun dog shows, games and live entertainment.

The free event is being held at Swadlincote’s Eureka Park from noon to 4pm on Sunday 13 August 2017, where there will also be representatives from local veterinary practices and pet stores on hand to offer expert advice on caring for animals.

It has been organised by South Derbyshire District Council with the Burton-on-Trent-based RSPCA Hillfield Animal Home, which also has a charity shop outlet in Swadlincote.

Money raised on the day will go to the RSPCA’s Burton and District branch.

Cllr Jim Hewlett, Chairman of Housing and Community Services at the District Council, said: “This fun-packed day has been designed with the whole family in mind – including pets.

“We know there are hundreds of people who regularly enjoy walking their dogs and this is a chance for them to come together in the beautiful surroundings of Eureka Park, meet new people and enjoy themselves."

More information about the day is available by calling Community Engagement Officer (Eureka Park) Charlotte Brown tel: 01283 228739 or the RSPCA’s Alison Forrest tel: 07739 794865.