Team members from Tower Vets are gearing up to run and roll their way through mud and water alongside their four-legged friends to raise funds for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
Team Tower is taking on the Muddy Dog Challenge Leeds on Saturday 14th October within the grounds of Harewood House when they will be putting themselves through their paces on various endurance challenges over a 2.5K and 5K obstacle course.
Tower Vets’ Lucy Wood said the group was hoping to raise £600 for Battersea which rescues and cares for abandoned, neglected and stray dogs and cats until new homes are found.
Colleagues Lucy Wood, Jane Ireland, Aimee Waterfield, Mia Hall, Poppy Noble and Becky Gregory will be joined on the day by their canine companions.
Lucy said: “As a team we see rescue dogs all the time at the practice. Many of us have worked and volunteered at rescue centres and re-homed numerous dogs ourselves.
“These dogs often need and deserve extra special care after everything they’ve been through, and we always want to do everything we can to help dogs who’ve had a tough start in life to get back on track.
“The Muddy Dog Challenge is a fantastic opportunity for us to raise money for one of the many wonderful rescue centres across the UK, who do vital work to support dogs in need.”
Tower Vets recently encouraged others to test their pets’ agility at its own Dog Fete which attracted about 700 people, with highlights including a hay bale race, behaviour clinics and a dog show, with classes ranging from scruffiest mutt to dog who looks most like its owner.
The event on York’s Knavesmire raised more than £1,070 for Tower Vets’ Stray and Wildlife Fund, which helps the practice look after ill and injured wildlife and pets that don’t have an owner to care for them.