Event: Fun Dog Day Out to Support the Fight Against Puppy Farming - Pup Aid 2013


TV Vet Marc Abrahams and his dog-loving showbiz pals will be back in North London’s Primrose Hill Park for the fourth Pup Aid event – a fun, celebrity judged dog show aimed at raising awareness of the horrific practice of puppy farming.

From Golden Oldies to Dog’s Loudest Bark to Child’s Best Friend, Pup Aid’s extensive dog show programme promises something for everyone. Dog-lovers can also shop for their four-legged friend at the boutique doggy shopping village, sample delicious fresh food and enjoy a BBQ, try their paw at have-a-go agility and watch doggy displays including a Parade of ex breeding bitches, which is not to be missed if you really want to understand the affects of puppy farming.

At the heart of the day’s fun is a serious message, and that is to raise awareness of the cruel practice of puppy farming. If you are scratching your head at this point, puppy farming is the mass commercial production of puppies purely for profit and without a thought for the welfare or happiness of the pup, breeding bitch or stud dogs. Breeding dogs and pups are usually kept in horrific dark conditions, totally unsocialised and riddled with both infectious and inbred, often incurable diseases. These poorly pups are then sold en masse to pet shops, online or from free newspaper ads and usually die soon after reaching their new home. If they do make it they usually require thousands of pounds worth of medical, surgical and/or behavioural treatment to fix them causing even more pain, suffering and heartbreak for both pups and families. Not very nice is it? 


By raising awareness through events like Pup Aid and promoting rescue dog adoption and responsible breeding practices, Marc hopes to end the trade. Past famous faces who have shown their support in the fight against puppy farming and attended Pup Aid are Sarah Harding, Ricky Gervais, Meg Matthews, Anais Gallagher, Peter Egan and Brian May so in addition to lots of gorgeous doggies, who knows who you might spot this Saturday.


Can’t make it? Help show your support by signing Marc’s e-petition to help ban puppy and kitten farming in the UK – more details HERE.

Pup Aid 2013 takes place this Saturday 7th September in Primrose Hill Park, just off Regent’s Park Road. Registrations start at 10am with dog shows starting at 11am; the fun is scheduled to finish at 5.30pm. For more information visit Pupaid.org.

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