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Burgess has paws to celebrate
7th September 2017

By Karen Pickwick

TV vet Julian Norton

There were double celebrations for Burgess Pet Care when the pet food manufacturer heard it had been shortlisted for the PetQuip Awards 2017 – while it was at a charity fundraising event that it was sponsoring.

Peter Lancaster, from Yorkshire-based, said: “Our long stem feeding hay is grown locally in Yorkshire and we are really pleased with the recognition for the hard work of our team in bringing this fantastic product to market. We look forward to attending the award ceremony in Telford later this year.”

This news follows the success of an inaugural event held at Beverley Race Course, the Burgess Supadog Bark de Triomphe, of which Burgess Pet Care was the main sponsor. The collaborative efforts of Beverley Race Course, Burgess Pet Care and Antibiotic Research UK has helped raise more than £20,000 for the local charity.

From French bulldog to spaniel to daschund, The Burgess Supadog Bark de Triomphe saw 12 dogs of all breeds and sizes, owned and trained by licensed jockeys, racing to raise funds for Antibiotic Research UK.

Peter said: “As inaugural events go, the Burgess Supadog Bark de Triomphe was a huge success and we’re delighted to have sponsored such a great day in aid of an even greater cause. We found out we had been shortlisted while we were at the Bark de Triomphe, so there were celebrations all round!"

Joy Richardson, Events Manager at Antibiotic Research UK said:
“Antibiotic Research UK are immensely grateful to Burgess Pet Care for their sponsorship. This invaluable support will help us to ensure a safer future for everyone by funding the research into combating antibiotic resistant infections, developing new therapies and educating people to help prevent a global health catastrophe.”
 
The Burgess Excel Long Stem Feeding Hay is up for best new product of the year, after a ground-breaking year raising awareness of the importance of feeding hay for rabbits and partnering with celebrity TV vet, Julian Norton.

Burgess Pet Care is an active campaigner for higher standards of animal welfare and is the main organiser of Rabbit Awareness Week – an entire week dedicated to raising awareness around the welfare needs of rabbits.