Join the party and help raise funds for pets

There’s still time to join the party and raise funds for pet charities by joining the 25th anniversary celebrations of National Pet Month.

This national celebration of responsible pet ownership has helped countless pet organisations over the past 25 years with thousands of pet owners, vet and pet professionals organising fun and educational events around the country.

From schools, veterinary practices and pet shops to community groups, charities and individuals, pet lovers across the UK have joined forces to share National Pet Month’s Top 10 Tips for responsible pet ownership and fundraise for a variety of pet charities.

“We’re delighted to be celebrating National Pet Month’s silver anniversary this year and would love Lincolnshire’s pet owners to join us in this celebration,” says NPM chairman Phil Sketchley.

Whether you own a fabulous feline, a cute canine, a cuddly gerbil, a precious pony or any other kind of pet NPM would love you to take part.

There will be a host of events all over the country, competitions for schools, pets and owners and a chance for NPM supporters to stage their very own event in aid of a favourite animal charity.

Two fundraising events in Lincolnshire have so far been logged on the National Pet Month website but Phil and his team are hoping even more pet fans in the county will stage their own event or encourage others to hold a fundraiser.

Perhaps owners could persuade their local veterinary practice or pet shop to give a talk at a local school, put on a special pet friendly fair or fete or stage an open day? How about a sponsored dog walk, pet show or pet friendly church service?

Supporters of National Pet Month include Riverside Veterinary Practice, Cradge Bank, Spalding who are staging a Bake A Cake Week from April 14 to April 17 and Marshlands Veterinary Centre in Field Street, Boston, who are holding a Big Fat Animal Quiz on Saturday, May 17. Teams of five are invited to test their animal knowledge and enter the quiz at £1.50 per person, with under 14s free. Open6.30pm to 11pm. Entry payable on the door.

If you fancy running an event, register for free on the NPM website and receive an events pack full of top tips.

Supporters can follow National Pet Month on Facebook at and on Twitter @NatPetMonthUK

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