Dogs

DOG owners turned out in force to celebrate the 100th birthday of a veteran volunteer at Millbrook Animal Centre.

They fulfilled Sally Field’s wish to stage a 100-dog walk at the Chobham RSPCA establishment on Saturday.

Jenny took three dogs on the walk

Sally was delighted that the event made for than £500 the charity’s funds, through donations and sales of cakes and other refreshments.

“She was really pleased with the number of people who arrived to take part, and it was a lovely occasion,” said Jo Douglas from the centre.

Sally Field with her special cake and the sign photograph of Cliff Richard she received on her 100th birthday

The volunteers who helped organise and run the walk enjoyed sharing a special birthday cake donated by Amy’s Cake Creations.

Sally’s 100th birthday was last December but she decided to wait until the spring for her 100-dog celebration.

She has been volunteering at Millbrook for 45 years, and drivers herself to the centre from her home in Addlestone on two days most weeks.

In honour of reaching her century, Sally recently attended a garden party in the presence of the Queen at Buckingham Palace. She was accompanied by Jackie Huston, who has been a volunteer at the RSPCA for 41 years.

See more pictures in today’s (6 June) edition of the News & Mail

FUN and fundraising were the aims of the dog show at Millbrook Animal Centre in Chobham on Sunday last week.

The event made a total of £5,200 for the RSPCA, as dozens of owners and their pets turned up to take part.

Members of the Mortlock and Frankland families and friends with their dogs.

Extra classes were added to the show this year, due to the high number of entries in 2018. Dogs of all types were welcome – pedigree, non-pedigree or “mix-up”.

Judging took place throughout the afternoon in three different, with prizes for star canines ranging from Perfect Puppy to Best Rescue Dog.

Entrants were also able to show off with classes called Best Three Tricks and How Many Sits in 30 Seconds and have a go at fun agility sessions.

Apart from entry fees, money was raised through volunteers selling refreshments, including cakes and burgers.

“It was a good day all round and well supported,” said Jocelyn Iveson from the centre. “We would like to thank all those who took part and helped on the day.”

For the more pictures get the 30 May edition of the News & Mail