THOUSANDS of pounds were raised for an animal rescue charity thanks to a fantastic dog show.

Dozens of pooches and their owners flocked to Worthing on Sunday for the Mutts Dog Show, organised by animal welfare group Wadars.

Prestigious titles including golden oldie, playful pup, and waggiest tail were on offer.

Meanwhile dogs put their training to the test in the treat-laden “temptation alley”.

Organiser Sophia Wilks said this year’s event on Broadwater Green was their biggest yet.

“It was a really positive day for everybody, even for those who didn’t have dogs because they could go and buy crafts and look at the stalls,” she said. “We had 41 stalls on the day, as well as a circus tent where children could try out tricks for free.

“I was speaking to stallholders and visitors throughout today and their praise was glowing, they all loved it.”

About £3,000 was raised for Wadars, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year.

The money will go towards the charity’s efforts to rescue animals across Sussex.

Sophia said: “The £3,000 will be helpful for us, but the event was also about raising awareness about what we do.

“It’s all about awareness for us.

“We go to so many events across Sussex.”

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