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The Basildon and District Fund-raising Committee of the PDSA had realised that their was a real need for a new Animal hospital in the Basildon Area, especially as the nearest PDSA facilities are currently in Romford and Southend. At long last this hospital is now being built and is in The Vange High Road, Basildon and they aim to be open in the Summer.

Anyone wishing to help could they please contact Burt on 01268 451373 The same number please if you have any further fund raising ideas or wishing to join the Basildon Section of the PDSA.

Battersea Dogs home is holding a Bone-Anza on Saturday 28th June 2003 At Boules area, Battersea Park. Between 11.00 am - 4.30 pm

Battersea are holding the Pal Scruffs Family Crossbreed Dog of the Year Competition. It is the only London Heat

Scruffs classes are Most handsome Crossbreed Dog, Prettiest Crossbreed bitch, Child's Best Friend, The Crossbreed the judge would most like to take home


Then follows the Fun Dog Show, which includes The Best six legs, Owner Most like their Dog, Waggiest Tail, and Dogs most like a celebrity. There will be displays by Earlsfield Dog Training Club, Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, and Wandsworth Parks Police. All proceeds go to Battersea dogs’ home

Also The New Wag and Bone Show held on August 16th at Ascot Racecourse Berkshire, all profits of this event are in aid of Battersea Dogs Home, The Blue Cross, The Kennel Club Charitable Trust, NCDL, PDSA, RSPCA, and Wood Green Animal Shelters

The Lakeland Trailhound Trust would like a mention here as it is not very well known and Peter Wilson has this lovely home for these beautiful dogs many being PAT Dogs Peter does his work at his Remote Scalegill Farm, Bewaldeth, Cumbria. This is a little known organisation and I personally was completely taken by his total love of these dogs. he can be contacted on 07909 811021 or Donations can be made to The Lakeland Trailhound Trust, Bewaldeth, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9SY

Finally Phoenix Dog Training club would like a mention about what they actually aim to do for the Canine World:

They have two large indoor working areas and an extensive outdoor enclosure, it is based at Steeple View Farm, Dunton Road, Laindon, Basildon. There main aim is to help people in good ownership, good all round training and family membership so that children can be involved in their dogs training under guidance from parents. Audrey Jones was at All About Dogs to Show what the club has to offer and give advice. For further Advice please contact Audrey Jones on 01277 656077 or Jackie Mann on 01375 641421