Scruffs dog show bounces back

21 Jun, 2022 - 12:06 0 Views
Scruffs dog show bounces back The Scruffs Dog Show returns.


Ivan Zhakata Suburban Reporter

VETERINARIANS for Animal Welfare Zimbabwe (VAWZ)’s annual dog show has bounced back from a COVID-19 induced setback which saw gatherings, sporting and social events being banned to prevent the spread of the pandemic.

The dog show has been set for Sunday June 26, 2022 at Hellenic Academy in Alexandra Park.

The Scruff Dog Show is an annual fundraising event to cater for animal welfare around the country.

VAWZ is a private trust organisation that is answerable to the Council of Veterinary Surgeons of Zimbabwe and to the veterinary sector.

The dog show involves pet lovers bringing their pets among them dogs and cats to the show to support the fundraising initiative.

VAWZ animal welfare officer Mel Hood said the fundraising was to help and assist in the welfare and maintenance of animals around the country.

“It is great to be holding Scruffs once again because it is one of our annual fundraisers and we are hoping for a good turn out,” she said.

“We encourage all dog lovers to come to the show, bring their dogs or just come to see the entries in the different classes. There will be lots of entertainment. Some new fun classes, agility display, raffle and merchandise on sale.

“All dogs are most welcome and we would like to meet as many owners and their furry friends as possible. Proceeds go to towards improving animal welfare standards and helping those in need, particularly in our rural communities.”

At the event, there will be a pet parade and prizes will be given to the best veteran which is open to all dogs aged 7 and above, the best puppy for all puppies 14 months old and below, most like owner, waggiest tail, scruffiest dog, most handsome dog, most appealing eyes, best six legs, happiest rescue dog, fancy dress and the overall best dog.

The event is supported by SPCA, Emras, Forpets, Sunshine Zimbabwe, Isuzu, Colcom, Pets Pals, VANZ, Epol, Medivet, The Friend Animal Foundation among other organisations.

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