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Otago Anniversary 'pawfect' time for a pooch pool party

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Molyneux Aquatic Centre is gearing up for a pool party this Otago Anniversary Weekend that's set to get tails wagging.

The fourth Soggy Doggy Splash event will take place at the centre's outdoor pool on Sunday 24 March from 12pm-2.30pm. The event is a fundraiser for the local SPCA.

The event has been held twice in Spring as part of the Alexandra Thyme Festival, and last year was held at the end of the outdoor pool's summer season. Dog owners have raved about these events on behalf of their canine companions.

The event will be split into two sessions. Small to medium dogs are first up from noon, followed by medium to large dogs from 1.30-2.30pm. In between sessions there will be a fundraising sausage sizzle and raffles.

Entry is $10 per dog, with all proceeds going to the SPCA.

Central Otago SPCA Coordinator Shirlene Steel said the invite would go out to the "puparazzi" and local news hounds, so dogs were welcome to wear their Sunday best collars or fancy dress should they (or their owners) wish!

Organisers have set a maximum number of dogs per session at 50. Participants are asked to get along to Molyneux Aquatic Centre 20-30 minutes before each session to register on the day. A registration tent will be set up by the back gate to the pool facility. The event is for neutered dogs only. Puppies under the age of 6 months that haven't been neutered can come to the small to medium dogs session.

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