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Dog Lovers Enjoy Grounds Out of Bounds for Hounds

12 October 2015

UK - Dog lovers were treated to spectacular views of Cirencester Park recently at the Bathurst Estate. They were all there to raise money for PetSavers, by taking in spectacular woodland views and open spaces normally out of bounds for hounds.

The PetSavers team welcomed 50 dogs plus around 100 walkers on the day, the majority of whom chose to tackle the six mile route through the Estate. Plenty of wildlife was spotted along the way, including deer, and a horse ride was also in full swing, so there were several opportunities to see horses galloping past.

Back at the marquee, Cotswold Vets were on hand and Mmm Coffee served delicious hot food and drinks. Cotswold Raw, Tropic Skincare, Commonwealth Cottage and Sassy Pets had lots of items to tempt the walkers. Each dog also received a PetSavers goody bag as a thank you.

A special mention goes to 9-year old, Emily Quilter, who attended with her Mum, Aunties, family friend and dogs. Emily single-handedly raised £146 for the dog walk! Emily’s mum, Jenna Beales said: “Emily came along last year and really enjoyed herself so decided to combine this year’s walk with her ‘friends to animals’ Brownie badge.

"She researched PetSavers and so she knew she was doing a good thing. She absolutely loves animals and we’ve all had a really great time walking Emily’s dog, Max, and our dogs, Jax and Piper.

"She has already started to think about how she can help next year when she is going to walk both routes totalling nine miles!”

Morgan Davies, of PetSavers said: “We’ve seen the Bathurst Estate at its very best today, the thick fog this morning made the park so peaceful and when it cleared and the sun shone, the walkers could really appreciate its beauty. We are very pleased that all walkers came back with smiles on their faces and enthusiasm about their walk.”

Mark Walmsley, PetSavers Manager commented: “Every little bit helps when raising money for a specialist charity. Walkers can be sure that their donations will be put to good use helping fund research to help vets treat their pets.”

PetSavers would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all those who gave up their time to support the event.

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