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It’s the Halloween dog walk in Hampstead

More than £1,000 raised for dogs in need

31 October, 2017 — By Steve Barnett

The Halloween dog walk

BONE-CHILLING chiwawas and devilish dachshunds were among the scary sights that haunted Hampstead Heath on Sunday as All Dogs Matter hosted their spook-tacular Halloween dog walk.

Hundreds of tail-wagging terrors gathered at the Spaniards Inn in Hampstead, including spider-dog Ernest Fox Esquire and his owner Layla Skye Bynoe-Stuart, and staffy-turned vampire bat Simba, who, revealed owner Caroline Bottomley, turned two-years-old on Halloween.

Ira Moss, general manager of All Dogs Matter, said: “It was a fantastic turn-out, probably the busiest walk we’ve ever had. Hundreds of humans and dogs came out to support us, and it was great to see lots of our happily rehomed dogs with their new families too. We raised over £1,000 which will help us continue with the work we do and save even more dogs in need, so thank you to everyone who supported the event.”

Ms Moss added:  “We were blown away by everyone’s incredible costumes. We, of course, asked all owners to assure that their dogs were comfortable and calm in their doggy apparel.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about how to adopt a dog should visit www.alldogsmatter.co.uk

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