For the third year running ‘PupAid’ – Europe’s biggest event raising awareness about puppy farming – will take place in the exclusive pooches’ paradise of Primrose Hill adjacent to Regent’s Park, London on Saturday 6th September 2014.
Puppy farming is the mass commercial production of puppies in horrific conditions, sold via pet shops, garden centres, internet, and free newspaper ads.
These puppies, commonly riddled with incurable diseases, often become seriously ill shortly after arriving in their new homes; their mothers still imprisoned hundreds of miles away in squalid conditions.
PupAid is a fun day out for all the family featuring a fun celebrity-judged dog show with classes including ‘Best Rescue’ and ‘Coolest Dog in London’; as well as a boutique doggy shopping village, displays by Hearing Dogs and the Southern Golden Retriever Display Team, have-a-go agility, and plenty more.
Dog-loving celebrities regularly supporting Primrose Hill’s fun dog show include Ricky Gervais, Brian May, Liam Gallagher, Elle MacPherson, Sarah Harding, David Gandy, Meg Mathews, Gail Porter, Matthew Wright, Peter Egan, Mary Portas, as well as numerous soap stars and reality TV personalities.
PupAid is a unique event inviting all animal lovers to join together to raise awareness about UK’s cruel puppy farming trade.
When choosing a dog, prospective owners should always consider adopting from a reputable rescue shelter, or if looking to buy a pup, contact the Kennel Club for their list of responsible Assured Breeders where puppy and mother will always be seen interacting together; by adhering only to these two options it’s extremely difficult to end up with a sick farmed pup – and better still – this cruel industry is starved of business.
PupAid is free for everyone to attend with this year’s event taking place just two days after MPs debate a petition started by PupAid to ban the sale of puppies and kittens without their mums; which last year smashed the required 100,000 target after just six months.
PupAid also supports the Kennel Club’s Puppy Awareness Week taking place from 1 – 7th September. For more information visit www.pupaid.org.