Over 1,000 animal lovers and their dogs came together in the historical setting of Ashley Hall in Altrincham last weekend to take part in Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s Muddy Dog Challenge.

The event, which is proudly supported by Seresto flea and tick control collar, has raised over £87,000 so far, which will go towards the vital care of the thousands of homeless animals that Battersea helps every year.

This is the second time the Muddy Dog Challenge has come to Altrincham which involves participants and their dogs jumping, crawling and wading through various fun obstacles.

Those taking part included Amy Nuttall and her two-year-old Lurcher, Zuma. Amy was involved in a car accident a few years ago which left her with permanent injuries. After years of rehabilitation, Amy is now much healthier and happier, and was excited to complete the Battersea’s Muddy Dog Challenge. Amy said: “I loved every challenge we faced – the muddy crawls were fabulous. Zuma absolutely loved it and he decided the muddy water was perfect for a little run around which had me laughing. We’ll definitely be coming back to compete again!”

Battersea’s Challenge Events Officer, Jasmine Monk, said: “Battersea’s Muddy Dog Challenge took place in Altrincham with hundreds of animal lovers and their dogs all coming together to conquer our fun obstacles. We’ve raised over £87,000 so far which will help us care for thousands of abandoned and stray dogs and cats inside and outside of our centres.

“We just want to say thank you to everyone who took part in the Muddy Dog Challenge, and to those who volunteered, we couldn’t have done it without all your support.”


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