‘Howl-oween’ at dog rescue centre

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Spooky goings on at a dog rescue centre in Algarkirk are set to provide some Howl-o-ween fun for both pets and their owners.

Jerry Green South Lincolnshire Rescue Centre is inviting dog lovers to raid their costume cupboards and take part in a Halloween charity walk.

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Walkers are encouraged to put together their scariest outfit and special prizes are on offer for the most creative canine competitors.

Catherine Foster, head of fundraising, said: “It will be great to see our friends and supporters dressed up in fancy dress. It’s all about getting in the spirit of things and we’re sure everyone taking part will have a great time.

“It’s the only time of the year that I’d be happy to say I saw a ghost whilst out walking my dog.”

The dog rescue centre has been presented with a microchip Halo Scanner following a rise in dog thefts earlier in the year.

Jo Hickson, manager of the centre, was presented with the scanner by Arnot Wilson, director of the Dog Union.

It is unique as it has all the capabilities of a normal scanner, but it also immediately tells the user if an animal has been reported to Scanner Angel as lost or stolen and so aids a rapid re-unification.

Mr Wilson said: “We are delighted to present this important piece of equipment to the Jerry Green South Lincolnshire Centre.

“Provided dog owners keep their microchip details up to date, the centre can now instantly re-unite them with their dog should it go missing or be stolen.”

l The Howl-o-ween walk takes place at the Jerry Green Dog Rescue in Algarkirk, on Sunday, October 27, starting at 1.30pm. Registration is from 1pm. Entry is £5 per adult and £2 per child with all proceeds going towards the care and re-homing of rescue dogs.