Eriko Tamaki, from Japan, here on work experience with the Keen Street Veterinary Clinic, pictured with Penny at Paws in the Park.
Eriko Tamaki, from Japan, here on work experience with the Keen Street Veterinary Clinic, pictured with Penny at Paws in the Park. Cathy Adams

Pooches on parade

MORE than 70 barking, panting, tail-wagging dogs and their owners gathered in Lismore's Rugby Park on Sunday for the annual Paws in the Park Day.

The event is organised by the Keen Street Vets and this is only the second year it has been held, but it is growing in popularity.

More than 250 people came along - up from 200 last year.

Among them was nine-year-old Hannah MacDonald of Alstonville.

Hannah was confident of winning the dog look-a-like competition with her seven-month-old, Maltese-poodle cross, Rebel.

“We are alike because we both have pig-tails and the same coloured hair,” she said.

She was in competition with Lismore chef, Nicholas Baran, and his 18-month-old Great Dane, Monty.

Manager of Keen Street Vets, Jane Spinaze said the day was held to promote dog training and pet health.

“The day encouraged interaction between owners and their pets ,” she said.



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