Hastings’ Top Pet competition winner revealed

The winner of Hastings’ Top Pet competition can now be revealed.

Friday, 4th June 2021, 10:59 am
Iain Gillies pictured with Cilla (left) and Dusty. SUS-210206-150641001

After receiving lots of fantastic entries of some of the funniest and cutest pets from Hastings, we can now announce that Cilla and Dusty, the chihuahuas have come top after receiving the most votes from the public.

Both dogs are two years old, Dusty being six months older, and are owned by Iain Gillies.

Iain said: “They really are two superstars like their namesakes Cilla Black and Dusty Springfield and have been my constant shadows through the pandemic.

Cilla Black and Dusty Springfield, the chihuahuas SUS-210406-105448001

“Cilla, I got from a ex-work colleague when she was seven weeks old and Dusty arrived at my door two months later, who was 10 months old at the time.

“Dusty was very thin and frightened, but Cilla wouldn’t give up till she started to play with her and they bonded so strongly during that week and a half. “They might be very small dogs, but their personalities and hearts are bigger than and living creature I know and not yappy like other chihuahuas.”

Iain will receive a £50 Pets at Home voucher.

Belle the cat came second and Jake and Maggie, the old English sheepdogs, third.