Gentle Lab-Cross Inca named HiLife PAT Dog of the Year at Crufts
Many of you will know about our long-standing relationship with the charity Pets As Therapy –and the HiLife PAT Dog of the Year competition at Crufts is certainly one of the highlights in our calendar.
Now, after a long wait and plenty of hard work behind the scenes, we’re delighted to tell you that this year’s winner is Inca, a Labrador-Cross from Norwich.
Inca, along with her owner Sheena Scrimgeour, was one of six finalists to appear in the Crufts Good Citizen Ring at Birmingham’s NEC today, where she walked away with the prestigious title.
As you may remember from our previous blog, Inca spends much of her time visiting people in her community, going to schools and an adult mental health hospital, which specialises in care for the elderly. She is also well-known for the soothing presence she provides in GP surgeries, prisons, libraries and a dementia cafe.
Each one of the six finalists does so much good work in their community, and it was wonderful to hear just how much they change the lives of those they visit for the better.
We were delighted to present Sheena and Inca with a cheque for £500 and three months’ supply of HiLife goodies.
Pets As Therapy is an independently funded charity with over 5,000 volunteers. Its registered PAT dogs and other pets all provide animal assisted therapy and bring comfort, smiles and friendship to thousands of people every week.
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If you’re interested in becoming a Pets As Therapy volunteer visit www.petsastherapy.org or call 01494 569130.