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‘Tinsel and Tails’ at Christmas Gathering

Posted by Lyndon Basha in Events, News | Article permalink on Dec 09 2013

There was plenty of ‘tinsel and tails’ at Animal Ark with a huge gathering of the Animal Ark community converging to join us for Mince Pies and Santa’s Grotto on Saturday 7th December.

Lots of people and pets got into the Christmas spirit, dressing up for the occasion, supported by the Animal Ark crew wearing embarrassingly naff Christmas jumpers.

The air was filled with a lovely Christmas spirit with people having a good time, coupled with the spiced smell of mulled wine.

Santa’s Grotto was bigger and better than ever, complete with sled and Alaskan Malamutes. Young and old, two legged and four legged, joined in to visit Santa and deliver their wish list. You will be able to collect photos from Friday 13th December.

Local Animal Charities were on hand and we are proud to announce the Animal Ark community came out in typical fashion to provide support. Some of the charities raised record amounts, so on behalf of our furry friends we say a big thank you for your generous donations.

We see this gathering as our opportunity to say thank you for all your support throughout the year and beyond. So a big thank you goes out to all for the privilege of trusting us with your loved ones. We trust everybody enjoyed themselves and we would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

A special thank you goes out to Sue and John Finan of ‘Marahootay’ for their Alaskan Malamutes ‘Mirage’, ‘Sultan’ and ‘Genie’. Sultan has just returned from America where he was crowned American Champion and American Grand Champion. Sue and John’s dogs also compete in sled dog rallies. For more information go to marahootay.com


Footnote: People have asked if there is a charge for the photos. As in prior years, there is no charge, we provide them with our compliments. Some people like to donate to the stray fund which is always appreciated by our furry friends, but by no means obligatory. Photos can be collected from Friday 13th December.


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  1. dianashipton phone number 01239 683 088 on Aug 28 2014 at 09:35 said:

    Hi Lindon and Nathan the old bag her lindon been years since we have seen you you was at Goddard your dreams came true there as never been a vet to out do your work yes I supposed you can remember us we would only come to you and you would a always pop in for a hot chocolate or tea +coffee and a bite to eat you are so passionate about animals you saved candys the yorkies life if you can remember she had 4 pups and one had gone through the lingering of her stomach .you said then it had only ever been done once before but you did it and saved her you amputated flipper the cats leg and fighter which you named him the westie I had just brought him from a Stratford pet shop got him home and he collapsed with Marco thank. God you got him through that and took the pet shop on thay were horrible people they wanted the dog back and offered a free refund he was I of 12dogs in that pen and we refused as you said thay would leave him to die and all the other 12 had been infected you was fantastic watch his head Nathan as he goes out the door well we left london16 years ago Steve and then are now doing well not cars Lyndon hen although he is a yacht had boat builder is into fabricating games equipment like for the Olympic stuff goes all over the country he as a partner and a6 year old gareth and lost 1 to cot death 6 weeks old Liam .mitzi had a stillborn full term Charlie then had Stephen age 4 David as 1 son Connor age 3 and Lizzi’s the baby is now 22as just got engaged but neither of them want children so no grand daughter’s for me how is Lou and your children and Nathan how about you …….. ? Me I do the admin for our river trip boat sea warrior hope you will all join friends of sea warrior no fee Lyndon please join …….I have a dog a pap cross bisionfriers hope they right 18 months old looking for a small dog to bread her from the smaller the better …there is not one good vet in west Wales you would be on a great thing down here …remember I sent everyone with a dog cat you name it I sent them to you when I go to a vets here and they won’t help some animals I. Tell them to phone or trial 254 miles to you well do hope things are going really good for you all welcome down anytime but please join friends of sea warrior ………Love to all DIANNA SHIPTON ANND STEHEN SHIPTON YEP I HAVE FACE BOOK LOOK ME UP XXXXXXXXXXLOVE