No canine casualties despite heatwave at Supervet’s festival
DESPITE rumours on social media it has been confirmed that no dogs died at DogFest, Arley Hall, Cheshire at the weekend.
The event, which is hosted by Noel ‘the supervet’ Fitzpatrick, is a celebration of all things dog and gives members of the public the opportunity to have a go at a number of canine sports.
Its animal welfare consultant, Tim Wass, told DOG WORLD that the care of dogs was paramount over the course of the weekend.
He said that that no dogs died but that owners of dogs who were suffering from the heat were advised to take them home as maximum precaution was taken if there was any sign of an animal in distress.
Mr Wass praised his team for their efforts throughout the weekend and said that each member put the dogs ahead of their own safety at the event.
Show director, Nicole Cooper, said: “On behalf of DogFest, we were overwhelmed by the support we received over the weekend from companies and people, especially to the vets and vet nurses giving dog owners advice and keeping dogs as cool as possible. It was an unusually hot weekend and our first priority has to ensure the dogs are well looked after and our team of vets and our animal welfare officer were phenomenal. It’s an honour to work among so many committed and caring professionals.”
DogFest travels to the south this weekend and will be at Knebworth House in Herefordshire. If members of the public are attending with dogs they are asked to take into consideration a dog’s health before travelling to event on the day.
For more information visit www.dog-fest.co.uk.