Spaniels make a splash in Blyth for good cause

Dog owners let their four legged friends loose in the sea for a ‘Big Spaniel Splash’ at Blyth beach last Sunday, all for a good cause.

Friday, 30th August 2019, 12:39 pm
Updated Thursday, 12th September 2019, 18:24 pm
Making a splash

The event was organised in support of Spaniel Aid UK and took place up and down the country with a total of 355 dogs taking part and more than £2000 being raised.

The aim was to get as many dogs as possible together for a big swim (or walk) while also raising some money for Spaniel Aid UK - with all breeds big and small welcome.

The walk started as a single event near the charities HQ in Kent, but is now being done up and down the entire country by enthusiastic dog owners.

Canine fun in the sea

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Spaniel owner Heather Brown, who arranged the Blyth event, was delighted to use the day to raise awareness for the charity, and saw 15 dogs having fun at Blyth beach, raising over £40.

She said: “I’m hoping to raise awareness of the charity, the dangers of dogs for sale via internet selling sites both for sellers and purchasers and raise some donations to the charity.”

Spaniel Aid UK aims to relieve the suffering of dogs namely but not exclusively spaniels, who are abandoned, stray or otherwise in need of care and attention.

Heather was more than happy to rally the local community in aid of a good cause and ensure both dogs and owners have a good day and even had special treats on offer for hungry canine’s.

She’s also hopeful this isn’t the last spaniel splash we see and is open to arranging another event in the future, she added: “It is possible this could become a yearly event. If you love spaniels and your spaniel loves water, we hope you will join us!”

The idea has had a big impact on the charity and plenty of dog lovers have been participating all over the country.

A spokesperson for Spaniel Aid UK said: This walk has gone way beyond our expectations having nearly 2,000 followers on the Big Spaniel Splash page!”