Albert is crowned ‘prince’ of cute pets

Shih Tzu takes a bow-wow after winning North Devon Gazette cute pets comp.

ALBERT the Shih Tzu has been crowned North Devon’s prince of cute pets.

The dog, owned by Yasmin Sykes of Bideford, was the run-away winner in the final of the North Devon Gazette competition, held in conjunction with Andy Casey Photography and the Groom Room at Pets at Home.

Albert, who beat nearly 150 animals to the title, received a whopping 126 text votes in the final and 183 votes overall.

The competition has proved hugely popular with Gazette readers, who cast a total of 1,229 votes, raising �614.50 for the Chemotherapy Appeal.


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Albert has won his owner a framed print courtesy of Andy Casey Photography, a �50 Pets at Home voucher and a groom from the Groom Room.

Gazette advertising manager Graham Harris said: “We were overwhelmed by the response.

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“Thank-you to everyone who has supported the competition in aid of a great cause.”

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