RSPCA East Herts – Virtual One Fun Day HOME PET SHOW
Written by Mickey Gocool on 5 June 2020
Event is part of the RSPCA’s Virtual One Fun Day on 14 June
The RSPCA’s Hertfordshire East Branch is inviting pet-owners to get involved with a Virtual Home Pet Show in June to raise more money for animals in need.
The event is being held as part of the charity’s Virtual One Fun Day, which is taking place simultaneously across the network of RSPCA branches and animal centres across England and Wales.
Over 30 Home Pet Shows will take place across the country, culminating in a live final, on video calling app Zoom on 14 June, which will be live streamed as part of One Fun Day. In addition to the live Home Pet Show final, there will be a day of animal-themed family friendly virtual fun to celebrate RSPCA and our lockdown animal friends.
The Hertfordshire East Branch is a local branch of RSPCA covering areas including: Baldock, Harpenden, Hertford, Hitchin, Letchworth, Stevenage, Ware, Welwyn Garden City and Wheathampstead. We raise funds locally and spend it locally, helping animals in need in our area.
Sandra Burke from the Hertfordshire East branch, said: “This is a different way of fundraising for us because of the Covid-19 restrictions, but many people seem to have got on board so we hope lots of supporters will join in for our virtual pet show! We can only do all our work with animals in need thanks to the generous support of the public, so by logging online and enjoying yourself you will be helping us continue to be there for animals, especially during these tough times.”
To enter our home pet show head over to our Facebook page RSPCA Hertfordshire East Branch or visit us on Instagram @rspcahertseast or twitter @RSPCAhertseast
For our virtual home pet show – here at the Herts East region we have enlisted the help of two excellent judges.
Our first judge is the incredibly inspiring Chloé Nerina who is an Assistance Dog Handler, Educator and Podcast Host. If you haven’t heard about Chloé and Ted already head over to her Instagram @tedtheassistancedog to read more of their incredible story. Chloé said “Having Ted by my side has been life changing, I can’t wait to hear the stories of your Best Companions!”
We are extremely delighted to introduce our second judge for Virtual One Fun Day, the phenomenal Adem Fhemi Top TV Dog Trainer & Behaviourist who has a kind, positive and modern approach to helping with all things dog! If you’re not familiar with Adem head over to his Instagram @dogtoradem to find out more! Adem is ready for your images and videos to roll in “As a dog and general animal lover who loves nothing more than to take their photos, I cannot wait to see all of your lovely pets.”
There are 12 Home Pet Show classes taking place at over 30 sites across the RSPCA network, all of which will welcome all pets and their owners whether they are furry, scaly or feathered and will focus on an animal’s behaviour, wellbeing and the special bond between pet and their human friend, rather than looks or breed.
The shows will take a variety of formats from live Zoom meetings to Facebook events and there is no limit to the number of shows you can enter across the network, wherever you live with your animal friend.
An interactive map of available classes can be found at www.rspca.org.uk/onefunday. Classes cost just £2 per entry and winners will progress on to our Live Final.
The 9 classes on offer for Hertfordshire East:
- Best Rescue: The embodiment of why we #adoptdontshop
- Best Trick: A video or link to the trick you both most enjoy performing together
- Sleeping beauty: Either the picture of serenity, or having an amazing dream; all animals need their beauty sleep
- Best friends (2 or more animals): Are your pets inseparable? Identical twins or the original odd couple? Two or more to show love knows no boundaries
- Golden Oldie: Your much loved, mature animal friend in their autumn years
- Best baby: Here’s looking at you, kid. Your best, bonnie baby
- Joie de Vivre: Animals in love with life and not ashamed to show it
- Best Companion: Celebrating the special bond between animals and their human friends
- Animal Artwork: Doodles of your doggy or pictures of your python? Unleash your inner artist for our animal-inspired art show.
A full schedule of events will be live at www.rspca.org.uk/onefunday so please do come along with your pet, enter some classes and join us to raise some money for the animals in our care.