Huntingdon: Send in your pet pictures and help raise money for charity

THEY can come in all shapes and sizes but whether your pet is cute and furry, or long and scary, Cromwell Veterinary Group wants to hear from you.

The Huntingdon vets practice is celebrating 100 years of serving town’s two-legged, four-legged and no-legged inhabitants with a gala day on October 15.

At the gala at the Riverside Park in Hartford Road, Huntingdon, visitors will be able to enjoy a whole range of dog-related activities and events including a dog show and dog agility demonstration.

And in the run-up to the day the staff at Cromwell Vets are appealing for children aged 4-11 to send in pictures of their pets.

Thirteen entries will be then chosen to feature in a commemorative Pets n Vets calendar.

All proceeds from the calender sales and gala day will go towards the Hounds for Heroes charity, which provides specially-trained dogs to assist injured and disabled men and women from the armed forces and civilian emergency services.

The practice has raised more than �2000 for the charity since January, but hopes to add to that total.

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Nursing manager Julie Eastham said: “We decided we wanted to produce a calendar to sell for 2012. We have now got sponsorship to get it produced.

“We want people to draw a picture of their pet. It can be any of any pet, but must be done on A4 and be in colour.

“We have a demand in our country for disability dogs, dogs to assist injured or disabled people to live an everyday life, and with those people returning injured in the line of dury that demand has increased.

“The mission of Hounds for Heroes is to sponsor for five dogs to be trained, which costs �100,000.”

So if you think you have an adorable pooch who will make a great Miss January or your pet Tarantula has all the makings of the face of November, now is the time to get your crayons working.

To be in with a chance of winning just download the entry form available at or, and send your picture on A4 paper to Pets n Vets competition, Cromwell Veterinary Group, 36 St John’s Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3DG.

All entries must be submitted by October 7. The winners will be chosen by a panel comprising a representative from Cromwell Vets and the Hunts Post.