Give a pet a chance, thanks to a new charity drive….

….at the National Pet Show in Birmingham next weekend (NEC on 4th – 5th November)…..

The National Pet Show is on a mission to rehome as many animals as possible over the weekend of the annual event at the NEC in my old home city of Birmingham, which is taking place this year on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th November.

Britain is home to more than 16 million pet cats, and dogs, but every single year, a quarter of a million plus of these domestic animals find themselves abandoned or in need of the care of rescue centres. That’s 250,000 – a truly shocking amount in our opinion! So, to help out the National Pet Show, which attracts over 22,000 visitors every year, is welcoming three charities – the Blue Cross, French Bulldog Saviours and Birmingham Dogs Home – to participate in a brand new visitor attraction called ‘Clear the Shelter’.

‘Clear the Shelter’

‘Clear the Shelter’ will see all three charities profiling the pets that they have at that time for adoption. The charities will also be offering visitors additional info on how to adopt or foster animals in need. We wanted to draw attention to this amazing initiative because, as cat rescuers and adopters ourselves, we understand just how important knowing what to do and actually taking on these poor wee mites is.

The National Pet Show has always been somewhere for visitors who love animals, with hundreds of animals to meet and greet, fun and informative talks and demonstrations from leading pet experts, interactive features and amazing animal action displays, such as dog’s dancing and birds of prey. But this year, the event is taking its messages of responsible pet ownership and animal welfare even further with this new visitor attraction, so we encourage anyone who hasn’t gotten a ticket yet to buy one now and to visit the three ‘Clear the Shelter’ charities.

The charities involved

The Blue Cross helps unwanted dogs, cats, chinchillas, hamsters, horses, rabbits, rats, guinea pigs and gerbils find loving homes, as well as providing veterinary support for pets nationwide, while local to the NEC, the Birmingham Dogs Home is a centre that aims to rescue, reunite and rehome the lost, abused and abandoned dogs from all across the West Midlands area. French Bulldog Saviours also looks to rehome, rescue and rehabilitate dogs – in their case, specifically French Bulldogs – that are in need or at risk.

The rehoming charity initiative doesn’t stop with these three great charities though! Other charities offering rehoming at the National Pet Show include the Greyhound Trust, Jodie’s Cyprus Dog Rehoming, Manchester & Cheshire Dogs Home and Reach Sled Dog Rehoming.

Discount for tickets

If you fancy joining in the pet-friendly fun at the National Pet Show in Birmingham next weekend, visit or call 08445814936 for tickets. There is even a special 20% discount offer that you can take advantage of right now, by quoting promotional code NPS2017 when buying your tickets.

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