A one year-old Akita is heading to the world's largest dog show,
promote rescue dogs after she was chosen as the cover star of the
Kennel Club's Breed Rescue calendar for
Megan, who was rescued by Akita Rescue & Welfare Trust in
Blackheath, London, graces the front of this year's calendar and
will be making her way to Crufts with new owners Tim and Lucia
Aucott to meet visitors on the Eukanuba breed rescue stand on
Saturday 12th March.
Megan came to the Akita Rescue & Welfare Trust when
Chairwoman, Stephanie Brown received a phone call from a man who
wanted to get rid of his puppy of two days because it had kept him
and his partner awake for two nights. The man then left nine
week-old Megan on Stephanie's doorstep, dirty and cold. Four days
later the man called again asking for money for Megan, and when
Stephanie declined he demanded to have her back.
Luckily for Megan, she stayed in the care of Stephanie and the
Akita Rescue & Welfare Trust for two months before finding her
forever home in the Vale of Belvoir with the Aucotts. Her image was
chosen to feature in the calendar for the month of December as well
as being the cover image.
Speaking about why they submitted the picture of Megan for the
breed rescue calendar, Teresa Prime, Trustee and National
Coordinator of the Akita Rescue, said: "Megan's picture was entered
into the calendar because it's a really sweet picture and it shows
that, despite the poor start she had in life, she soon bounced back
into a lively, cheeky puppy."
Raising money for the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, the Kennel Club
Breed Rescue calendar features images of rescue dogs that were
submitted by rescue organisations for a competition run by the
Kennel Club to find worthy models to illustrate each month of the
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: "We are delighted
to have a dog as lovely as Megan as one of the stars of the
calendar as well as appearing at Crufts this year. We hope it
encourages dog lovers in Blackheath and further afield to support a
local dog rescue by buying a Kennel Club Breed Rescue calendar for
Eukanuba, which provided free dog food for the winning dogs,
runs the Breed Rescue Support Programme in partnership with the
Kennel Club, which helps breed rescue organisations to reduce their
food bills and support those who adopt rescue dogs.
To meet the rescue dogs on both the Kennel Club Breed Rescue and
Eukanuba rescue stands at Crufts 2016, please make your way to Hall
3, Stands 56 and 48 respectively. Megan will be on the Eukanuba
Rescue stand (Hall 3, Stand 48) with her new owners at 9-10am and
1:30-2:30pm on Saturday 12th March.
The Kennel Club Breed Rescue calendar is available to buy here for £5 and all proceeds go to the Kennel
Club Charitable Trust to help 'make a difference for dogs'.