Animal welfare

Kellie Harrington teams up with animal welfare charity ahead of major fundraising campaign

The Dubliner has given her support to the next Pups in the Park which will take place at the city’s Marlay Park on September 10 and 11.

“Animal welfare is something I am passionate about and it is truly an honor to support today’s charity announcement,” said the Olympic champion.

“I would ask other dog lovers to support this great event to help raise much needed funds for the DSPCA.

“Pups in the Park is the perfect opportunity to get outside and make special memories with precious four-legged family members.”

The festival expects 10,000 visitors throughout the weekend and will feature events such as the Regatta Great Dog Walk, the Crave Obedience Ring and the Chin-Wag Talk Stage, where dog owners can learn tips and tricks.

The festival will also include an adoption parade which gives potential new dog owners the opportunity to meet some of the charity’s cared for dogs who are looking for their forever homes.

Suzanne McGovern of the DSPCA said: “We are delighted to return as the official charity partner of Pups in the Park. The festival has an exciting line-up of events that will not only promote the work of the charity, but will also help raise vital funds as part of a great day out.