Charity’s fury over Sandringham dog walk sign sabotage

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Organisers of a fundraising dog walk planned for next weekend have slammed vandals who they say have deliberately sabotaged a sign advertising the event.

Officials from the West Norfolk RSPCA are inviting owners to take part in their annual fundraising dog walk at the Sandringham Country Park next Sunday, June 14.

But the group is angry after a sign promoting the event, which was sited close to the Knights Hill roundabout, had the date of the event altered.

Jo Hayes, the group’s assistant re-homing co-ordinator, said the date had been changed with a red pen.

She said: “It’s a disgraceful, shameful thing to do as our branch is run solely for the aim of helping animals in need in West Norfolk.

“Every penny raised by the walk goes towards saving animals’ lives.”

The walk is a key fundraiser for the West Norfolk branch’s rehoming centre at Eau Brink, which looks after animals until new, permanent homes can be found for them.

More than 20 animals, mostly dogs, who need homes are currently being advertised on the centre’s website.

The June 14 walk will start at 11am and participants are asked to meet near the children’s playground before setting off.

A donation of the walker’s choice is requested to take part and all participants will receive a doggy-themed goody bag. Around 200 owners, many with dogs rehomed from the Eau Brink centre, took part in the walk last year.

For more information about the event, phone the branch on 01553 618889.