Come to lurcher show and meet Matti, the dog rescued from death

Matti the lurcer who will be at lurcher show on Sunday, June 5
Matti the lurcer who will be at lurcher show on Sunday, June 5

THIS rescued pup will be among a host of lurchers at a show in Halifax this weekend.

Matti – named because of the shocking state of his coat when he was found close to death in parkland – will be at Manor Heath Park in Halifax for the event on Sunday, organised by rescue charity Lurcher Link.

Fiona Delahunty, from Lurcher Link, said: “He couldn’t even lift his head up when he was found in Lancashire.

“A volunteer managed to get him back to her house and he came under the wing of the rescue, making a full recovery.”

Lurcher owners and enthusiasts from as far as Scotland, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight will be coming to the show, held between noon and 4pm.

As well as a lurcher show there will be a show for other breed and cross-breeds, a fancy dress competition, tombolas, craft stalls, raffles, a cake stall and dog equipment stalls.

Funds will go to the charity, which last year spent thousands of pounds caring for abandoned and neglected lurchers.

They say lurchers are often overlooked by people looking to re-home a dog. It is the first time the fund, which was started by Kaye Fitzgerald-Gorham from Halifax, has held a show.