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Vote opens for talented pet winners

The search for Gloucestershire's most talented pet has reached a key point with the opening of public voting for the finalists.

Organised by Cheltenham Animal Shelter and law firm Willans LLP, My Pet's Got Talent saw video entries flood in.

And after watching animals of all shapes, sizes and species showing off varying degrees of skill and creativity, judges have whittled the competition down to three finalists in each category - dogs, cats and other pets.

Voting for your favourite is open until March 15 at gawa.org.uk/mpgt/voting and can be done online or by text using the dedicated text numbers on the website.

Each vote costs £1 with all funds raised going to the animal shelter which cares for and rehomes around 650 abandoned animals each year.

The shelter's general manager Peter Newcombe said: "We've had such fun watching all the entries come in and can't wait to see who the public choose as their winner in each category.

"We are very grateful to Willans and the local community for supporting us through this event, which will help us continue caring for all the pets at the shelter."

Winners will be announced on March 17 with pet-friendly prizes donated by Willans.

Willans charity committee member Olivia Lea said: "We've been overwhelmed with the amount of talent and variety of pets entered.

"It was really hard to choose the finalists - we hope that the Gloucestershire community has as much fun watching these videos as we did.

"We can't wait to find out who's won and for the continued support the competition gives to a very worthy local charity."

My Pet's Got Talent is just one of a range of initiatives from staff at Willans LLP to support the shelter with a make a will campaign and other online fundraisers in the pipeline.

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