Slideshow: Waifs and Strays Dog Rescue family fun day and dog show

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A family fun day and dog show in aid of an animal charity attracted many loyal supporters despite the terrible weather on Saturday August 24.

Waifs and Strays Dog Rescue, which was founded in Seaford, held the event at Downs Leisure Centre in Sutton Road in torrential rain.

Seaford dog show

Seaford dog show

In total the event raised more than £600 for the charity, which cares for stray dogs.

Charity founder Sue Phillips said: “The weather was ghastly but dog owners are amazing and many came along in the downpours and showed their dedicated support.

“Definitely ‘all weather’ people and considering the weather, it was a great day, enjoyed by all. Umbrellas and kagouls were definitely the fashion of the day.

“But thanks to our fantastic supporters, who I can’t thank enough, we raised an amazing £619.87.”

The mayor of Seaford Anthony White judged the dog show.

The winner of best in show was Lexi the akita, who received a trophy, rosette and a sack of food donated by the category’s sponsor, A22 Pet Store.

Visitors could watch a husky rigging display and hug a husky, there was a security dog display by Alpha Guard K9 and a fun dog trick display.

Sue said there were plenty of entries in each category of the dog show.

The next family fun day and dog show will be on Saturday May 24, 2014.

A slideshow of photos from the show is at www.sussexexpress.co.uk