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A special Dog Friendly Festival will rock Cheltenham Racecourse over the May bank holiday to celebrate a century of the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals.

The PDSA founded by Maria Dickin OBE, in 1917 is now the UK’s leading vet charity.

Over the last 100 years they have provided over 100 million free treatments to 20 million pets.

Amy Dickin, PR Officer, PDSA said: “The festival, Petlife 18, will be a great way to introduce a new audience for those who don’t know about the work of the PDSA.”

 Baxter - so excited to be attending his first ever dog friendly festival

Baxter – so excited to be attending his first ever dog friendly festival

Two thousand dogs will be tapping their paws and wagging their tails.  Three top bands share the billing: Jessie J, Kaiser Chiefs and The Vamps.

The PDSA also runs the world’s most respected, distinguished and acclaimed Animal Awards Programme and, for the first time, the public will be present at these awards.

At 3 o’clock on Sunday there will be another first, when an amazing dog called Finn is going to be awarded the PDSA Gold Medal. This is known as the animals George Cross, and is given in recognition of bravery and exceptional devotion to duty. 

Police Dog (PD) Finn was near fatally injured on duty when he put himself in front of his handler. A ten-inch blade was stabbed into Finn while he held onto a criminal and saving the life of his handler.  Finn’s story will touch your heart and leave you with a tear in your eye.

See Finn and more at Petlife 18 on Sunday 6 May 2018.

Tickets for this fantastic event are on sale https://petlife.org.uk/

Tracy x

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