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Do you own Wales’ most loyal pet?

Do you think you own Wales’ most loyal pet? Is your dog your Covid-19 hero? Well, you’ve got just a few days left to enter the Blue Cross’ competition to find Wales’ most loyal pet 2020. If you think your dog deserves some recognition, here’s what you need to do…

Wales’ most loyal pet competition

Many of us would have been lost without our pet’s constant companionship over the last year. It’s no secret that many of us are struggling mentally. And our pets have been a source of hope and a much-needed distraction. Our dogs have been by our sides as we’ve had to try to negotiate some tough times.

Now International Rugby referee Nigel Owens MBE is working with much-loved pet charity, the Blue Cross, to find Wales’ most loyal pet. Together, they’re looking for the animal who has helped their owner, or even the wider community, with their mental health and wellbeing during the pandemic.

Owens understands the positive impact pets can have on our mental health and is giving his full support to the competition. He’s a pet owner himself and has felt the benefits that our beloved animals bring.

How to enter

You’ll need to head on over to the Blue Cross website and download an entry form. Then, you’ll need to write a short explanation of why you think your pet should win. You can only write up to 500 words, so make them count! Your entry will need to be sent to your MS or MP for consideration, and if you’re under 16 year’s old, you’ll need permission from a parent or guardian. Finally, you’ll need to get your entry in by 25th January 2021.

Once you’ve entered, keep an eye out for news of the shortlisted nominees, which will be announced on 15th February. The winner is then due to be announced on ITV Wales news on 19th February.

The lucky winner will receive a six-month subscription to Love Louie’s personalised pet boxes, which look like the perfect prize for any loyal pooch!

The full details on how to enter the competition can be found on the Blue Cross website.

The Blue Cross is a UK pet charity who work tirelessly to help sick, injured, abandoned and homeless animals. They also offer services such as education for pet owners and pet bereavement support.