Ferne Animal Sanctuary’s annual fun dog show is being held on Sunday, September 7, at their headquarters near Chard.

Attracting owners and their dogs from all areas, the event starts at 11am with registration until 12.30pm.

Judging starts at 1pm. Each class has a £1 entry fee. Special event parking is available on the day for £3 per car.

Coombefield Veterinary Surgery – which has looked after Ferne’s animals for many years – is sponsoring two of the several novelty classes, best veteran dog of seven years or over and best child handler aged six to 14 years. The Boat Building Academy at Lyme Regis and Acheson Construction, who are currently building the £1million rehoming centre at the sanctuary, are sponsoring the obedience classes.

Tara Nirula, acting head of animal care said: “Our dog show is fun for all the family and raises awareness of the important work we do here at the sanctuary.

“We find homes for around 170 dogs every year and are really looking forward to opening our brand new rehoming centre in November, as this will enable us to double the number of dogs we currently help.”

Further information about the event is available by calling the Sanctuary on 01460 65214.

Ferne Animal Sanctuary launched their New Digs for Dogs £1m project for 2014/15 in March 2014 to build a new enhanced kennel block, improved grooming and veterinary care room, information hub, social unit, offices, reception and purpose-built rehoming centre.

Fundraising packs for the appeal and details of how to donate can be obtained by calling Ferne Animal Sanctuary on 01460 65214 or by visiting ferneanimalsanctuary.org.