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Lifeboats News Release

Barmouth RNLI’s popular Dog Show proved to be a crowd-puller again this year, on Sunday 2nd July 2017.

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Phoebe Mulligan with Jasper, Best in Show

From 1.00 pm owners arrived at the Lifeboat Station as to enter their dogs of all sizes and in a variety of categories. Winners and runners up of each category received a certificate and rosette and the event was very ably adjudicated by Ed Moss from Williams’ Veterinary practice, assisted by Head Launcher Jackie Thomas.

Best in Show’ was awarded to Jasper brought along by Phoebe Mulligan from Staffordshire who also won Best Large Dog and Best Dog with child.

Winning categories:

BEST SMALL DOG: Grace – owned by Sharon Cooney of Barmouth

BEST MEDIUM DOG: Bailey – owned by Gary Thurogood

BEST LARGE DOG: Jasper - owned by Phoebe Mulligan from Cannock

BEST RESCUE DOG: Ted, with Rachel Hall from Holyhead

BEST CHILD WITH DOG: Jasper, with Phoebe Mulligan, Cannock

BEST PUPPY: Wilma, with Gary Richardson

BEST DOG ON HOLIDAY: Cody, with Mrs Barbara Saunders

DOG WITH WAGGIEST TAIL: Poppy, with Louise Parsons

MOST OBEDIENT DOG: Elsie, with Andy Smith

BEST IN SHOW: Jasper, with Phoebe Mulligan of Cannock, Staffs

It was a thoroughly enjoyable day and the dogs made sure that their owners were impeccably behaved all afternoon.

Best Small dog. Sharon Cooney with Grace

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Best Small dog. Sharon Cooney with Grace

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Best puppies 1st Gary Richardson with Wilma, 2nd Paula Tunnadine with Taffy.

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John Williams with Daisy - dog most like its owner.

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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