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Kingston Canine cancel

THE KINGSTON Canine Society has taken the reluctant decision to cancel their annual show, due to a lack of Committee members to share the tasks.

The all-breeds Open Show was due to have been staged on 26th July at Ardingly showground, Sussex.

Lynsey Hutchings, Chair of Kingston Canine Society explained the decision: ‘This decision was taken with regret and I can only apologise to all exhibitors.

‘For the past few years we have been a hard working, but small, committee and, like many societies we have struggled to recruit new committee members. The resignations of our Show Manager due to business commitments, and our Secretary for health reasons, have left us without the necessary key personnel to run the high quality show that our loyal exhibitors have come to expect.

‘We hope that exhibitors will understand that we have not taken this decision lightly and that you will continue to support us at our show in 2009. In the meantime, if there are any people out there that feel they could help the society by bringing any relevant skills ad experience to us by joining the Committee, we would be delighted to hear from them.’

Joining forces

Doglost UK and Kent Police have joined forces in a bid to assist owners of missing and stolen dogs in the Kent region.

As from 6th April 2008, anyone reporting either a lost or stolen dog to their local police station , will be advised by police to contact and register their dogs with Doglost UK. Kent Police have produced flyers and posters specifically for this purpose, these will be made available to the public in all stations and local police shops.

Jane Frankland, Kent Co-ordinator for Doglost says, ‘Our partnership with Kent Police can only be described as a major step in helping reduce the misery every owner faces when their dog is either lost or stolen. We hope that with one of the largest police forces taking the lead, that others areas will soon follow’.

Our Dogs in Ireland

Copies of Our Dogs will be available in Ireland from the Show Dogs Ireland stand at all future Championship shows.