Thousands flock to Newstead Abbey show to help dog rescue centre

The show included a demonstration by the Dog A.I.D. organisation, which provides assistance dogs for disabled people. Here is an amusing example of the jobs the dogs can do. (PHOTO BY Rachel Atkins)
The show included a demonstration by the Dog A.I.D. organisation, which provides assistance dogs for disabled people. Here is an amusing example of the jobs the dogs can do. (PHOTO BY Rachel Atkins)

Dog-lovers were in their element at a fun event for all the family at Newstead Abbey over the Bank Holiday weekend.

More than 3,500 people flocked to the fourth annual dog show aimed at raising funds for the Jerry Green Rescue Centre charity at Blidworth, which re-homes unwanted dogs. Organised by volunteer Cathy Robinson, the event featured various dog classes, attractions, entertainment, denonstrations, guest speakers and stalls selling everything from doggie ice-cream to canine massage treatments.