Dogs Trust Chatlerault

MSP supports Dogs Trust at fun day in Hamilton

Dogs Trust UK had their annual fun day at Chatelherault Country Park last weekend [4th June], as local MSP Christina McKelvie awarded the Best in Show award to the lucky winner, Ollie.

Ollie, the Staffordshire Bull-Terrier, took home the coveted prize despite fierce competition. The fun day also included competitions over Cutest Crossbreed, Best Rescue Dog and Waggiest Tail.

MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Christina McKelvie, was on hand to give the winning pooches their prizes. Christina, who has a long-standing relationship with Dogs Trust, has recently worked with the charity to call on the Government to ban the use of electronic shock collars in Scotland.

Commenting on the fun day, Christina said:

“Over the years, I have worked with Dogs Trust on a number of fun and exciting project and this year was no different.

“The people and pooches of my constituency turned out in their numbers for what was an exciting and fun-filled day for all the family.

“Dogs Trust can always be relied upon to put their best paws forward and advocate on behalf of our canine friends. I look forward to continuing our great work together and once again I congratulate Dogs Trust on such a fantastic event in my constituency.

Emma-Louise Livingstone, Supporter Relations Officer for Dogs Trust Glasgow, said:

“We are so grateful to Christina McKelvie MSP for her continued support of Dogs Trust’s work and for making it along to our annual Fun Day. Christina is used to making a lot of important decisions in her role as an MSP so we hope she enjoyed  getting involved in a more light hearted role through judging ‘Best in Show’ at our Fun Dog Show.

“There was an impressive turnout at this year’s event and we’d like to send a huge thank you to everyone who helped make it a success. It was great to see so many familiar faces, including dogs who had previously been residents at the Glasgow Rehoming Centre before finding their forever homes.”