THE annual Ferne Dog Show is taking place on Sunday, September 4.

Ferne Animal Sanctuary relies on the dog show - its biggest event of the year - to supplement the funds used to provide the welfare for more than 300 animals.

With connections to the armed forces, the charity started in 1939 to care for the animals of those going to war or displaced by bombing.

It is one of the longest standing animal welfare and rehoming charities of its kind.

Based in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Blackdown Hills, it often has heart-warming stories to tell about the care it provides.

In total there are more than 300 animals at any one time.

Chief executive officer Kevan Hodges said: "This is a key period of the year for us, and we are putting a call out for people to attend and support this amazing charity."