From Wednesday 8 February, visitors to the website www.mad4dogs.org.uk/lady have had the chance to vote for their favourite doggy double act in the ‘Lady and the Tramp’ look-a-like competition.
The Kennel Club Charitable Trust and Disney launched this contest to celebrate this much loved classic film, which was being released for the first time ever on special edition Disney DVD on 13 February 2006.
Nearly 50 photographs of dogs, which have similar characteristics to the much loved characters Lady, Tramp, Jock and Trusty have been entered into the competition and can be viewed online at www.mad4dogs.org.uk/lady.
The public have been voting for their favourite dogs, and the two winners with the highest number of votes from each character category will go through to the Grand Final at Crufts 2006, at The NEC Birmingham on Sunday 12th March, where they will have a chance to win a year’s supply of Iams dog food.
Tanya O’Connor, Brand Manager at Disney, said: "We’ve had some great pictures that reflect the captivating characters from the much loved film Lady and the Tramp and would like to thank everyone who has entered the competition.
Mike Townsend, Chairman of The Kennel Club Charitable Trust, said: "Lady and the Tramp is a film that has captivated the hearts of many of us. The characters in the film portray the happiness and joy that our canine friends can bring. We would like to thank Disney for their support and are pleased that together we can raise awareness of how we can make a difference for dogs, so they can have a healthier and happier life."
The Kennel Club Charitable Trust helps ‘make a difference for dogs’ by providing grants to organisations which promote the advancement of science and research into canine diseases, the quality of life of humans whose dogs act as therapeutic and physical aids, and the relief of dogs in need of care and attention.