Sunday 14 August 2022 09:58 AM Dog show organisers are slammed as outdoor event goes ahead despite ... trends now

Sunday 14 August 2022 09:58 AM Dog show organisers are slammed as outdoor event goes ahead despite ... trends now
Sunday 14 August 2022 09:58 AM Dog show organisers are slammed as outdoor event goes ahead despite ... trends now

Sunday 14 August 2022 09:58 AM Dog show organisers are slammed as outdoor event goes ahead despite ... trends now

Dog show organisers have been slammed for going ahead with their outdoor event yesterday despite sweltering temperatures and health warnings.

Temperatures hit 29C amid health warnings issued by the RSPCA and an amber weather warning for extreme heat in Dorset announced by the Met Office.

Consequently, many shows in the area cancelled the dog elements of their events - but Bournemouth Championship Dog Show kicked off anyway.

Owners and their pets were seen forced to shelter under marquees without any air conditioning at the event.

Prior to the dog show taking place, outraged and worried locals and animal experts had already expressed their concern for the health of the canines while competing during a heatwave.

Temperatures hit 29C amid health warnings issued by the RSPCA and an amber weather warning for extreme heat in Dorset announced by the Met Office -  but Bournemouth Championship Dog Show kicked off anyway

Temperatures hit 29C amid health warnings issued by the RSPCA and an amber weather warning for extreme heat in Dorset announced by the Met Office -  but Bournemouth Championship Dog Show kicked off anyway

Prior to the dog show taking place, outraged and worried locals and animal experts had already expressed their concern for the health of the canines (pictured is not one of the competitors) while competing during a heatwave

Prior to the dog show taking place, outraged and worried locals and animal experts had already expressed their concern for the health of the canines (pictured is not one of the competitors) while competing during a heatwave

On Thursday, the organisers posted on Facebook: 'We are all ready to welcome you tomorrow to our first Open Show & the Championship Show on Saturday. The show is definitely NOT cancelled!!!

'We have a lovely cooling breeze blowing & plenty of shaded areas. We will also have some baths of cool water for your dogs to have a paddle (or you if you like!).'

Angry pet owners took to the comments section, blasting the event for being 'stupid and selfish and irresponsible'.

One wrote: 'There is Now a Amber Warning by the Met Office of Extreme Heat of 36 degrees hopefully it won't be so hot, years ago I nearly lost a my champion dog at a Welsh KC Championship Show from heat exhaustion. Never again would I take a dog out in extreme heat for a piece of cardboard.'

Another said: 'Dogs can still suffer from heatstroke even in the shade, if the shade is in the form of marquees there will be no breeze in them.

'It's up to the individual if they take their dog but putting your dog at risk for your own vanity and

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