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Movie ‘pawdience’ breaks world record
The previous world record was only set last year.

Over 200 dogs attended film screening in Los Angeles.

Hundreds of dogs in Los Angeles have come together to break the Guinness World Record for the most dogs attending a film screening.

A grand total of 219 dogs attended a special outdoor screening of PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie held at Autry Museum in Griffith Park on Sunday, 24 September.

Michael Empric, an official adjudicator for Guinness World Records, also attended in order to confirm that a new record had been set.

The previous record of 199 dogs was set in October last year at a screening of A Dog’s Way Home at a drive-in movie theatre
along Route 66 in Illinois.

In a statement published on YouTube, Mr Empric said: "I was so excited to adjudicate this Guinness World Records attempt for most dogs attending a film screening. It’s not every day I get to enjoy an 'Officially Amazing' time at the movies with hundreds of furry friends.”

Hosted by TV presenter Kevin Frazier, the screening was organised by Paramount Pictures in collaboration with Street Food Cinema and the non-profit animal welfare organisation Best Friends Animal Society.

Brittany Thorn, executive director of Best Friends Animal Society in Los Angeles, said: “We are thrilled to have worked with the team at Paramount Pictures to break the Guinness World Record for most dogs at a film screening.

“I hope people reading about this milestone will be inspired to get out and adopt.”

 

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Charities' XL bully neutering scheme closes

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 A scheme that helped owners of XL bully dogs with the cost of neutering has closed to new applications due to high demand.

The scheme, run by the RSPCA, Blue Cross, and Battersea, has helped 1,800 dogs and their owners after XL bullies were banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

In England and Wales, owners of XL bully dogs which were over one year old on 31 January 2021 have until 30 June 2024 to get their dog neutered. If a dog was between seven months and 12 months old, it must be neutered by 31 December 2024. If it was under seven months old, owners have until 30 June 2025.

More information can be found on the Defra website. 

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