Dog show in aid of STEM cell research at Walton Highway raises nearly £500
- Credit: RICKY COSTER
Almost £500 was raised for STEM cell research into dogs with heart conditions at a charity show in Walton Highway.
The event, held on Saturday, January 12 at the Walton Highway Village Club, was organised by Ricky Coster.
Mr Coster said: “It was a really good turnout despite the fact we did it on a Saturday and not Sunday like we usually do.”
For the first ever, the dog which stole the show was a 15-year-old cross breed rescue dog who won Best In Show.
Mr Coster added: “We’ve been running these shows for years now. The STEM cell research is currently only into dobermann dogs.
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“The do plan to expand into all dogs but at the moment it is most common in dobermann – they are just dying.”
Ricky has had three dobermann dogs and he said that all of them have passed due to heart conditions – he said it is becoming more and more common.
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A total of £478 was raised at the charity event on Saturday. Previously Ricky has raised money for several dog charities at similar events.