The third annual Bark in the Park proved as popular as ever, attracting several hundred people, many of whom were accompanied by their trusty four-legged companions.

The event, held in Kimberley Park in Falmouth, is organised the Rosemullion Veterinary Practice in Melvill Road and includes a host of fun activities for the dogs and their owners, including a dog show, canine agility course, and demonstrations. Some of the practice's staff were also on hand to offer advice.

The afternoon also provided a platform for local dog re-homing charities to reach out in the hope of finding some of their residents a new for-ever home.

"All local pet charities are full to the brim with pets needing new homes and some dogs who attended from K9 crusaders have been there for several years," said veterinary nurse, Ruth Collett. "We really hope that Doris and Jack can get new homes through our efforts at Bark in the park."

She added: "We had a great day. "It was lovely seeing so many dogs having fun with their owners in a relaxed atmosphere. The Rosemullion Team would like to thank everyone who attended, helped and those who donated raffle prizes."

It is not yet known how much money was raised during the day, but it will be divided between three charities - the Retired Greyhound Trust, Cornwall and Devon Boxer Rescue and K9 Crusaders.