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Local RSPCA brings virtual pet show to your living room!

Published 26th Mar 2020 by Emma Sinfield

​THE RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District branch are devastated to have cancelled their upcoming outdoor events and dog shows due to the current Covid19 crisis. But in a bid to stop their supporters being too disappointed, they are bringing an extra special pet show to families virtually – by entering photos and videos of your pets in their 9 class ‘RSPCA Virtual Pet Show’ on Facebook.

For the first time ever, the branch will be running the completely digital pet show and hope it will give pet owners and families staying at home something fun to get involved in. First place winners will even receive official RSPCA rosettes posted to their door!

Digital Fundraiser Fay Gibbons says “The current crisis has created a lot of uncertainty and financial concern for our branch - but it has for so many other local charities, businesses and individuals, so we really wanted to bring something fun and enjoyable to our supporters that they can enjoy from their homes. We hope it gives people and families staying at home a fun activity to take part in and also a reason to smile when we all need it the most. We’ve had some amazing entries so far that have given us a real giggle and we can’t thank our amazing supporters and entrants enough. We’re really looking forward to seeing more photos and videos of your fabulous pets!”

The RSPCA Animal Centre based on Wade street, Halifax is hoping the competition will help them to raise vital funds at this crucial time. The charity has been forced to close all of their shops and their animal centre is currently working on an appointment-only basis.

Entry per class is just £1.50 and this can be paid via Paypal or JustGiving. The pet show offers classes for every single type of pet from dogs to Degu’s and hamsters to horses with 9 classes consisting of: cutest pet, funniest pet, best selfie, perfect family pic and more.

To be in with the chance to win enter now, by visiting the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/207880183858918 or find out more on the branches website www.rspahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk .

To support the branch through the current COVID19 crisis without entering the competition, you can donate to their #HelpUsHelpThem fundraiser by visiting: www.justgiving.com/campaign/helpushelpthem or text RSPCA to 70085 to donate £1 from your mobile.

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Branch are a self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work. This year the branch has rehomed over 500 animals and our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. We rely on public donations and the generosity of our local community to keep the doors of our animal centre open.


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