Ferne gets a big boost from Honiton Show stand

PUBLISHED: 15:59 26 September 2016 | UPDATED: 09:15 29 September 2016

Mirabella Sancey is presented with her new cuddly dog by EDDC's Jill Wheller.

Mirabella Sancey is presented with her new cuddly dog by EDDC's Jill Wheller.

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Tails will be wagging at Ferne Animal Sanctuary in Chard thanks to a donation of more than £2,000 raised by East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) environmental health team.

The team has held a raffle on its stall at Honiton Show over the last two years and the money was raised through selling tickets.

At this year’s show, more than 200 prizes were donated by businesses across East Devon.

It was the fifth year in a row that the team has taken part in the agricultural event and more than 1,000 people visited their stall, which was promoting responsible dog ownership.

Dog goody-bags were handed out to visitors, containing information on dog care and dog walking, as well as dog treats.

Everyone took away the council’s key message that all dogs should be tagged and micro-chipped, even those who live on farms.

There was also a competition to guess the name of the cuddly dog, which was won by seven-year-old Mirabella Sancey.

All proceeds raised have been donated to Ferne Animal Sanctuary, a great charity which takes in most of the stray dogs found by the council.

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