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Pup Aid 2018: ‘Absolutely brilliant’ charity dog show celebrates Lucy’s Law victory

PUBLISHED: 15:19 04 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:13 04 September 2018

Pugs Neville and Jake dressed like Peaky Blinders characters at Pup Aid. Picture: Polly Hancock

Pugs Neville and Jake dressed like Peaky Blinders characters at Pup Aid. Picture: Polly Hancock

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The seventh Pup Aid event in Primrose Hill was a resounding success this weekend.

Oliver from British Dalmatian Welfare at Pup Aid. Picture: Polly HancockOliver from British Dalmatian Welfare at Pup Aid. Picture: Polly Hancock

Held in a celebratory atmosphere – just a fortnight after the government proposed a ban, known as Lucy’s Law, on third-party sales of puppies and kittens – Pup Aid saw the usual phalanx of celebrities and animal-lovers take to Primrose Hill.

Organiser Marc Abraham said: ”It was absolutely brilliant on so many levels. Turnout was brilliant, the weather was phenomenal.

“It was really celebratory, and I can’t thank everyone who came out enough.”

Pup Aid's 'Best Rescue' contenders, Georgie with owner Clara Francis, and Molly with owner Rory Campbell, who both adopted their dogs from All Dogs Matter. Picture: Polly HancockPup Aid's 'Best Rescue' contenders, Georgie with owner Clara Francis, and Molly with owner Rory Campbell, who both adopted their dogs from All Dogs Matter. Picture: Polly Hancock

Marc has been running the event in Primose Hill for seven years and he said it was “bizarre” to hold the event after the campaign had scored such a substantial victory.

He said: “It’s really odd, it hasn’t sunk in and I hope it won’t! Our success shows the things that can be achieved by campaigners in their spare time, hopefully others will be inspired.”

Celebrity judge Rachel Riley from Countdown at Pup Aid. Picture: Polly HancockCelebrity judge Rachel Riley from Countdown at Pup Aid. Picture: Polly Hancock

Bear the dog was dressed as Boris Johnson at Pup Aid. Picture: Polly HancockBear the dog was dressed as Boris Johnson at Pup Aid. Picture: Polly Hancock

Ollie dressed as Pup Aid organiser Marc Abrahams in the 'Dog Who Looks Most Like a Celebrity' catagory. Picture: Polly HancockOllie dressed as Pup Aid organiser Marc Abrahams in the 'Dog Who Looks Most Like a Celebrity' catagory. Picture: Polly Hancock

Britain's Got Talent performers Trip Hazard at the Pup Aid dog show. Picture: Polly HancockBritain's Got Talent performers Trip Hazard at the Pup Aid dog show. Picture: Polly Hancock

Celebrity judge Penny Lancaster meets Ameerah, who has dressed as Darcy Bussell for Pup Aid. Picture: Polly HancockCelebrity judge Penny Lancaster meets Ameerah, who has dressed as Darcy Bussell for Pup Aid. Picture: Polly Hancock

Little Ollie arrives at Pup Aid in a sombrero. Picture: Polly HancockLittle Ollie arrives at Pup Aid in a sombrero. Picture: Polly Hancock

TV presenter Alice Beer with her dog Stanley at Pup Aid. Picture: Polly HancockTV presenter Alice Beer with her dog Stanley at Pup Aid. Picture: Polly Hancock

Harry, who only has three legs, was a contestant for 'Bravest Dog'. Picture: Polly HancockHarry, who only has three legs, was a contestant for 'Bravest Dog'. Picture: Polly Hancock

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