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    Small village dog show descends into chaos!

    NewsDogs and puppiesTuesday 04 June 2013
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    A peaceful and small dog show turned into a scene of chaos and brawling after the shows expected attendance more than doubled in size. Things started turning violent as over 2000 people attended the show and traffic began to pile up.

    Examples of violence include an 18 year old volunteer who was punched by two men as he tried to help cars park in the car park. Angry pet owners, whose dogs had lost demanded compensation and also complained of a ruined weekend.

    Problems happened when there were 700 accepted entrants. It was as 2000 people turned up, that things began to spiral out of control. Rachel Hodges who started the competition about five years ago had anticipated that only a maximum of 1000 visitors would turn up. As a result of this, all future dog shows have been cancelled due to the harm caused to Rachel's family and friends.

    She commented that "I had rubbish thrown at me and I had abuse thrown at me. Girls in the tent who were taking donations were reduced to tears.”

    "We had to separate two women who started scrapping. I couldn't believe it. We are just a village dog show.”

    "They were like football hooligans. One of them turned up just to cause trouble. It was frightening,"

    "Somebody told me after the show that there actually were football fans coming across from London just on the off chance that fans from a rival team might be there.

    "People were storming up to the volunteers and demanding they get £20 compensation because we had ruined their bank holiday.”

    Parking at the event was free and it was £1.50 to register a dog. Even as a result of the issues, the dog show still managed to pull in an impressive £3000. This money went to EllenorLions Hospices, Kent Air Ambulance, Help for Heroes and the Rottweiler Rescue Trust.

     

     

    Source: The Telegraph

    Photo: Geograph

     

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