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The hunt is on for the nation’s best-trained #Wunderdogs and cutest #Youngerdogs as National Accident Helpline launches a new photo and video competition to celebrate responsible dog ownership and raise much-needed funds for vet charity PDSA.
National Accident Helpline, the UK’s leading provider of personal injury advice, services and support, has launched the campaign in association with PDSA in the run up to the Royal Mail’s forthcoming Dog Awareness Week (29th June – 3rd July). The two organisations are appealing for dog owners to enter their best snaps and most sharable videos of perfect pooches or adorable puppies.
The competition has two categories – #Wunderdogs and #Youngerdogs. Entrants are invited to submit photos or videos of their perfect pooches for the ‘Wunderdogs’ category. The ‘Youngerdogs’ category seeks cute puppy pictures, to highlight the importance of socialising young dogs from day one. The winners and runners-up in each category will receive prizes as well as the opportunity to get their dog microchipped for free. Prizes include a deluxe dog hamper, dog photoshoot, puppy training classes and a £100 gift voucher to spend in PDSA’s online pet store, pdsa.myvetstore.org.uk
We've partnered with leading veterinary charity, PDSA.
National Accident Helpline will also give a donation to help support PDSA’s vital work of caring for sick and injured pets for every 10 entries received.*
Dog lovers can access expert advice from PDSA vets on how to keep dogs happy and healthy via the dedicated Wunderdogs area of the National Accident Helpline site. The content includes a free 22-page Dog Owner’s Guide to Happy, Healthy Dogs and will also cover a range of key topics including the new laws relating to microchipping, park etiquette and preparing your dog for a new arrival at home.
Beth Powell, Marketing Director at National Accident Helpline, says: “National Accident Helpline is delighted to be working with PDSA on this new initiative to help ensure we have a nation of healthy, happy dogs. We hope that by working together we can help educate dog owners about responsible pet ownership, while providing practical advice to help to encourage positive behaviours.”
Vicki Larkham, PDSA Vet and competition judge, says: “I’m really looking forward to seeing lots of brilliant dog pictures. As a dog owner myself, I know what an important part of the family they are. Although it is great fun owning a pet, it does come with responsibility too. We hope the advice provided will help dog owners understand what’s involved and help ensure their four-legged friend is getting everything they need to be healthy and happy.”
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About Dog Awareness Week:
Now in its third year, Dog Awareness Week is an annual campaign launched by Royal Mail to raise understanding of the issue of dog attacks on postmen and women and members of the public. The initiative has gained widespread support after shocking statistics show that on average, around nine postmen and women a day are attacked by dogs across the UK with over 3,300 attacks taking place from April 2013 to April 2014. Statistics also show that the number of attacks peaks during the school holidays.
About National Accident Helpline:
National Accident Helpline is the UK’s leading provider of personal injury advice, services and support, and represents 50 legal practices across the UK. If a consumer has had an accident or illness which was someone else’s fault then we will put them in touch with one of our panel solicitor firms, so they can seek redress for the injury they have suffered.
Through our approved network of specialist personal injury solicitor firms, we champion consumer rights for people who have suffered a personal injury, helping those with genuine claims to seek redress and secure access to justice to help aid their recovery.
National Accident Helpline is regulated by the Claims Management Regulator in respect of claims management activities and is a registered company, incorporated in the UK.
At PDSA we believe that every pet deserves to live a happy and healthy life. As the UK’s leading veterinary charity, with 51 Pet Hospitals and over 380 Pet Practices, we strive to improve pets’ lives – through prevention, education and treatment.
Every year our dedicated veterinary teams carry out 2.7 million treatments on 470,000 pets. But we can’t do it without your support. To help a vet help a pet today, visit pdsa.org.uk
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