View Full Version : Help support Dog's Trust and vote for Pete!

10th June 2010, 11:08 PM
Pete Wedderburn, the vet columnist and blogger for the Daily Telegraph in the UK and TV3 vet in Ireland (and great anti-puppy farm campaigner!) needs votes to be in the running (pun intended) for this Eurostar triathlon where he wants to raise awareness for Dog's Trust.

He needs your votes over this weekend! The deadline to vote has been extended to Monday. Pete's a great guy and has done a lot for dogs and rescue. b*n*n*

To vote, you just need to register here:


(I think you have to sign up then search for "wedderburn" to vote for Pete)

There's an official Dogs Trust page that links to it too, which could be a great way of passing the message on to someone else and getting even more votes for Pete:


He needs to get to 200 votes and is at about 80 right now.

11th June 2010, 10:02 AM
YAY Pete is up to 90 votes - rank 92. There are only 20 entries for each area - so we need to get more votes for Pete.

It's very easy to do - hubby and I just voted :D

Zoe bowie
11th June 2010, 10:28 AM
Just voted too, and posted the link on my facebook...here's hoping he gets LOADS of votes :-)

11th June 2010, 11:24 AM
Voted :)

11th June 2010, 11:26 AM
I shared on Facebook as well. It would be wonderful to get Dogs Trust and the plight of homeless dogs highlighted in this way! This would be good for both the UK and Ireland as Pete works with them in both places. Pete has also been a supporter of cavalier rescue work -- an all round good guy. :)

11th June 2010, 01:05 PM
Ooh I've managed to put it onto the facebook page we use {I sound surprised because I'm not good with Facebook and this is usually beyond my capabilities!!} :o

If you go onto http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Pete-the-Vet/135169381539 and scroll down to the right bit, you can share it either with friends or put it on your facebook page :biggrin:

12th June 2010, 03:27 PM
Bump! he's getting up there -- needs about 50 more votes!!!

12th June 2010, 06:26 PM
I e-mailed just about everyone in my address book, and everyone on the TRPD forum - lots of people replied so hopefully that got lots of votes :thmbsup:

Please people keep voting - we're nearly there.

12th June 2010, 07:24 PM
He's up to 163 votes now -- he said he needs 200 votes to go forward so he is getting close!

12th June 2010, 07:28 PM
He's ranked 65th for votes and needs to be in the top 50 to go to the judge's panel for final selection for the tri-city triathlon, to raise money for Dog's Trust. :D Only 15 places away...!!!

14th June 2010, 02:41 PM
Just checked the site, he's now ranked 42, so, hopefully he's in??

14th June 2010, 04:38 PM
If he stays in the top 50 then he will be in for the judge's considerations -- I think they then pick 20 of the 50. That's great news that he is up to 42!

4th July 2010, 12:14 PM
Pete sadly wasn't selected for the final 20 but is on the reserve list so they have asked him to keep training.

Obviously it is not uncommon for people to drop out due to injury etc - and although we would not wish that upon anyone :( , let's just keep paws crossed for Pete that he gets to take part :D