It’s been a summer of fun-draising at Animal Magic Dog Club, we’ve hosted dog shows and explorer walks in aid of Norfolk Strays which allowed us to donate over £400 worth of food to fill the empty tummies of dogs less fortunate than our own. Next came the hugely successful Macmillan coffee morning at Toll Barn Vets where we made a donation on behalf of our members and we still have the dogs Christmas party to come; the grand finale to our fundraising year. Santa will be bringing a gift for each dog – naughty or nice – and this year we’re pleased to be supporting DogLost who will be the beneficiaries of our party. This voluntary led organisation is the first place to turn if the worst happens and you lose your dog.
Now that summer is over and autumn has arrived, we see the days shorten and must remind everyone how important it is to be seen. It’s vital that motorists can see you, so a high vis vest or jacket is essential. There’s a vast variety of flashing collars, tags and reflective items on the market for your dog too. Headlamps are a great method of providing light leaving your hands free for holding the lead.
With safety in mind we’ve provided ‘My Pet is Home Alone’ emergency contact cards for our members this term, a purse sized card displaying the details of your emergency contact who can step in and care for your pet. Emergencies are unpredictable so it’s best to always be prepared to give you peace of mind.
And finally, wrap up warm, be seen, stay safe and most of all, enjoy your walks.