A COUNTRY park hosted a barking mad day for all the family as a popular local charity raised more cash to help cancer patients.
Hartlepool & District Hospice held its annual Dogs Big Day Out at Summerhill Country Park, off Catcote Road, on Saturday.
The sun shone as around 100 owners brought their pets along to show them off and put them through a variety of agility tests and displays.
There were prizes for pooches in 10 categories, including the prettiest bitch and the waggiest tail, while the Pug-Gility group put on a display for the crowd to enjoy.
There was also a parade of different breeds, as well as a host of stalls to help boost the coffers. Greg Hildreth, events fundraiser at the Wells Avenue-based facility, said: “It was a real fun day out, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
“This is an event we do annually, and it seemes to get bigger and better each year.
“It was great to see so many people turn up and get involved, and we’re hoping to have raised around £3,500 from it once we get all the money counted up.
“I’d like to thank Paw Pals and Hartlepool Marina for sponsoring the event, and also to Pug-Gility and Canine Couture for their hard work.”
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