A dog rescue event will be taking place next month

PUBLISHED: 14:00 04 August 2019

Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary is hosting a dog water rescue day, with the help of Newfoundland Friends, at Portishead Marina.

Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary is hosting a dog water rescue day, with the help of Newfoundland Friends, at Portishead Marina.

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A Big Doggy Paddle event will be taking place next month and residents are being urged to get involved.

Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary is hosting a dog water rescue day, with the help of Newfoundland Friends, at Portishead Marina.Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary is hosting a dog water rescue day, with the help of Newfoundland Friends, at Portishead Marina.

Animal charity - PDSA - is giving 30 participants the chance to be rescued from Portishead Marina by a 13-stone canine on September 28.

The dogs are specially trained by members of Newfoundland Friends charity throughout the year.

PDSA is the UK's leading veterinary charity which helps sick pets.

Head Vet Nurse , Joanne Steenson said it costs the charity £60million annually to provide vital care.

She said: "I'll be braving the waters myself to experience the power, intelligence and skill of these immense animals.

"I'm encouraging local animal lovers to join us and take the plunge to help us raise vital funds to treat the UK's sick and injured pets."

To find out more, visit www.pdsa.org.uk/doggypaddle or call 0800 508 8323.

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