Pets celebrated in Hassocks contest

Winners of the 'Best Pet' competition
Winners of the 'Best Pet' competition

A garden centre concluded their recent ‘Best Pet’ competition with the presentation of prizes to four local pets and their owners in Hassocks.

The competition, which ran at South Downs Nurseries to coincide with National Pet Month, received hundreds of entries across four different categories – dog, cat, reptiles/amphibians, and small animal.

“We asked for pet owners to submit photos and a short paragraph about why their pet deserved to win a prize,” said Mark Hillyard, manager of the Brighton Road venue.

“We were inundated with entries, and the presentation itself also drew a large crowd.

“On top of that this year’s prizes were the best we’ve ever given out. We’ll certainly be running the competition again for next year’s National Pet Month.”