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Pawsome Pet Show is back in July!

LAA's Pawsome Pet Show (now in its second year) will run throughout July 2021, kindly sponsored by PIngles Pet Store, Barwell. 

This is a fun competition and an attempt to recoup funds lost through the pandemic. Please see FAQs below.  

What are the categories?  

There are 7 rounds/categories. The rounds are: 1.Best dog (male) 2.Best dog (female) 3.Best rescue pet (any animal) 4.Best golden oldie (for dogs over the age of 8 and cats over 16) 5. Best youngster (dog under 1 year, cat under 2 years) 6.Best male cat 7.Best female cat 

How do I enter my pet? 

Just post a photo of your pet on Facebook (in landscape format) under the Fundraiser Pawsome Pet Show. When you do, please tell us your pets name, age and the round(s) you want to enter. If you want to email your pet pic, you can send it as an attachment to or you can enter by post as long as the picture reaches us before the closing date - again, in all cases, please include a name, age and category. 

Can I enter more than one round? 

Yes, tell your pet there's no need to be shy!

How much does it cost? 

Nothing! However, if you would like to make a voluntary donation (and we would love it if you did) please you can do this when you post. For other methods, please see below. The donations will go towards veterinary treatments for animals on the medical foster scheme, of which we currently have 45. You can find out more about this scheme here. We have had to cancel many fundraising events that would raise income for the charity and we would really appreciate your support. 

Any other rules? 

Please see below. To stand a chance of winning, please post a good, clear landscape photo (a 'longways' photo) showing a good likeness of your pet and the details above. We ask that you please make sure your pet is comfortable with what you are doing.  

What about consent?

Your posts will be visible to others so if there are people and/or children in the picture, please and ask their, or their parents' permission before posting.  

When is the closing date? Midnight on 30th July 2021. We will let you know who has won the following week.  

What are the prizes?

The prizes are vouchers donated by our kind sponsor, Pingles Pet Products/Natural World. There will be prizes for 1st and 2nd place in every category. 

If you don't donate, can you still win?

Yes! This is a fun, inclusive competition and whether you donate or not will not affect the judges' decision.  

Anything else?

Yes. We would like to use some of the photos for our LAA 2022 calendar. Please submit a high-quality image of your pet in landscape format if you can. We may share some of folks' entries to help promote the pet show. We may also contact you afterwards for another image if your photo is selected. You do, of course, have the right to decline if your pet values their privacy! Please enter through the fundraiser, by post or email only. Please do not DM us your picture or tag us in because we may miss this.  

How will my donation be spent?

Looking after the animals on our Medical Foster Scheme costs thousands of pounds per year. So, there will not be money 'left over' at the end. Below are a few examples of how your donation could make a difference to an animal with a medical condition: 

£4.60 could buy medication for one day for a dog with arthritis/joint pain, £15 could buy a weeks worth of treatment for a dog with a skin allergy, £60 could buy hypoallergenic dog food to last a sensitive dog up to 3 months.

£8.81 could pay for a urine sample for a cat, £12.49 could pay for 20 sachets of urinary food for a cat,£53.40 could pay for 100ml of thyroid medication for a cat  

I don't want to be in the competition but can I still make a donation? Yes, please! We would love a donation, thank you. You can donate through the button below or the following ways. Please leave us a message if you do so that we can thank you!  

Enter via Facebook

Donate Here

via Paypal using our email address, 

via BACS, sort code 30-94-97 account no 01313065

By phone 01455 888257   

Thank you and we wish you the best of luck! 

The small print The promoter is Leicester Animal Aid, not Facebook. Children under 18 must get their parents' permission to enter. The competition is not open to LAA staff. The winners will be notified the week after the competition closes. No cash alternatives to the prizes are available. By entering into the competition, entrants are agreeing to the rules. LAA has the right to cancel the competition in the unlikely case of unforeseen circumstances or to change the terms if necessary. LAA will arrange for prizes to be awarded practising sage social distancing. The judges' decision is final. Thanks to Pingles Pet Store/Natural World for sponsoring our show.