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Staffordshire County Showground Pet Show hoping to raise £5,000 for charity

By Jack Averty | Staffordshire | Staffordshire entertainment | Published:

A pet show taking place at Staffordshire County Showground next month is hoping to raise £5,000 for charity.

Dog agility will be one of the competitions at The Pet Show

The Pet Show, which will be at the showground on August 19 and August 20, wants to raise the money for pet related charities.

The charities include City Dogs Home, Animal Lifeline and Smokey Paws - the charity which donates lifesaving pet oxygen masks to fire services across the UK.

To raise the money, the show is undertaking two activities. The first saw event director Ian Sear run five marathons in five days, while the second will see the show donating £2 for every ticket sold to the show until the fundraising target is met.

Next month's anticipated event will feature birds of prey flying displays, dog agility competitions and more than 100 pet stalls.

On top of this the event will feature the live finals of Pet's Got Talent - the new talent contest set up for people and their pets.

The winner of the competition will take away a contract with animal casting agency Urban Paws.

Urban Paws UK director Layla Flaherty said: "Urban Paws UK are so excited to be involved with The Pet show and we cannot wait to find fresh new talent for our agency books. We will be looking for a pet and handler that work well together, where the animal can work from a distance and respond well to commands whilst showing us something new trick wise. We want to see something different and find the next big pet star.

"The lucky winner(s) will go on to win a contract with ourselves and be seen in front of producers/directors and the possibility of starring in the next big TV commercial."

Those wanting to purchase a ticket for the event can visit www.thepetshow.co.uk

Jack Averty

By Jack Averty
Senior Reporter - @javerty_star

Reporter with the Express & Star, based at head office in Wolverhampton

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