Dog-loving Celebrities join fight against UK’s cruel Puppy Farming trade

Dozens of celebrities from soaps, film and reality TV shows will gather once again for Brighton’s annual PUP AID Puppy Farming Awareness Day on Sunday September 18th at the beautiful Stanmer House.

Well-known personalities including EastEnders’ Patsy Palmer, Harry Potter’s Mark Williams, as well as Meg Mathews, Hayley Tammoden (pictured) and Peter Egan will become fun dog show judges for the day to help educate the public about the correct and responsible way to choose a dog – by either adopting from a rescue home or visit an ethical breeder like the Kennel Club’s Assured Breeders where mum can always be seen interacting with her pups.

Hayley Tamaddon with her Shih Tzu Ozzy

Puppy farming is the cruel mass commercial production of puppies in horrific conditions to supply pet shops or dealers advertising online and in free newspapers.

Local Brighton businesses will also be helping out, with famous TV chocolate-makers Choccywoccydoodah judging Sweetest Chocolate Labrador and top Brighton spa Treatment Rooms judging Prettiest Bitch.

There will also be Scruffts heats, have-a-go-agility, doggy gift exhibitors and music by local favourite bands including Los Albertos, Bitter Ruin and Autumn Red.

Now part of Brighton & Hove’s Food Festival, there will also be plenty of foodstalls and a unique competition with top Brighton restaurants competing to make the best human and doggy treats to chow down on!

PUP AID is hoped to raise enough public awareness that the demand for these sick diseased pups stops and the pain and suffering of millions of this country’s dogs is finally ended both now and in the future.

Tragically these puppies are often riddled with diseases leading to expensive life-long health and behavioural problems and often die within days of reaching their excited new families thus causing emotional and financial catastrophe.

For more information about PUP AID 2011 and details of how you can help, please visit www.pupaid.org  or follow them on twitter @pupaid

PUP AID 2011, Stanmer House Stanmer Park, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 9QA. Tickets £8 adults with children under 12 and dogs free. Any proceeds made will be donated to charity.

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