Animals take over Welwyn Garden City town centre

PUBLISHED: 11:24 14 September 2017 | UPDATED: 11:24 14 September 2017

Animal Antics took place on Howardsgate, in Welwyn Garden City, on Sunday.

Animal Antics took place on Howardsgate, in Welwyn Garden City, on Sunday.

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Creatures, great and small, were the stars of the show during an event in Welwyn Garden City.

Animal Antics took place on Howardsgate, in Welwyn Garden City, on Sunday.Animal Antics took place on Howardsgate, in Welwyn Garden City, on Sunday.

Animal Antics has been hailed a hit after many families visited Howardsgate on Sunday, September 10, to see sheep, goats, chickens, snakes and rabbits.

Youngsters also enjoyed donkey rides.

Animal Antics took place on Howardsgate, in Welwyn Garden City, on Sunday.Animal Antics took place on Howardsgate, in Welwyn Garden City, on Sunday.

Glendee, a dog rescue and rehoming centre in Welham Green, organised a dog show for the day.

The money raised through entrance fees will be used to care for its rescue dogs.

The �Best in Show� category was won by Aled and his Cockerpoo Bentley.The �Best in Show� category was won by Aled and his Cockerpoo Bentley.

Manager Carole Lines said: “We made £128 in total for the day, which was excellent for a first show.”

Participants had eight categories to enter, from ‘Best Sausage Catcher’ to ‘Best Young Handler’.

Animal Antics took place on Howardsgate, in Welwyn Garden City, on Sunday.Animal Antics took place on Howardsgate, in Welwyn Garden City, on Sunday.

The ‘Best in Show’ category was won by Aled and his Cockerpoo Bentley, his school friend Jayden was reserve with Poppy.

Waitrose manager OJ Daya and chairman of the Business Improvement District (BID) presented Alex and Bentley with their prizes.

Mr Daya said: “It’s been fantastic to see so many people come along to meet the animals and enter the dog show with their beloved pets, a great day in the town.”

The event was free to attend, and was put on by Welwyn Garden City BID.

To keep up to date with all events in the town visit www.welwyngarden.co.uk

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