Whitchurch Rotary Club is on the lookout for Shropshire's most 'paw-fect' pets for this year's pet show.

The 2020 pet show has been redesigned for lockdown with photo-only entries in categories for cats, dogs and more exotic animals and is the latest in the club's series of virtual events for their busy summer season.

Club president Ian Fawcett said last year's show was such a success, the group was determined to run a second show, despite lockdown.

"Last year we held our first pet show, at Alderford Lake," said Ian. "It was such a success that we refuse to let Covid-19 stop a repeat this year," says club president Ian Fawcett.

"There will be no prize money because the main objective is to raise money for the local charities that Rotary supports.

"Winners will receive a rosette and the glory of being at the top of their 'cat-egories'.

The show is now open until mid-August on the club website at whitchurchrotary.org.uk at £1 per entry.

The judges are veterinary professional Keith Senior and Whitchurch rector Rev Judy Hunt, who also trained as a vet and was a university lecturer in equine veterinary science and they will announce the winners at the end of August.

Categories will mix serious and fun elements including best pedigree, cutest pup and kitten, best disabled, rescue and working dogs, laziest cat, best sleeping position and most mischievous tail.

Exotic pets from unusual fish and snakes to tarantulas and bearded dragons are welcome too.

"We want raise as much money as we can for our charities – simple as that," added Ian. "But we also hope that as many pet owners as possible from around the county will join in the fun."