Golden Leaves Expat Services, the ground breaking initiative from Golden Leaves International Limited, is proud to announce that AVA, the beautiful white terrier owned by Sue Nutbrown, is the winner of Homes Garden & Lifestyle Show’s Pet Idol 2016. In addition to being voted the favourite pet of the show, AVA receives a Golden Leaves annual pet insurance policy to the value of €200.
Sponsored by Golden Leaves Expat Services, the inaugural Pet Idol competition proved an extremely popular addition to the leading show of its kind in Costa Blanca held earlier in March. Pet Idol saw a wide range of entries featuring many precious pets and drew a large number of votes as well as raising much needed awareness for the work of the animal charity APASA. So much so that, in addition to naming a winner, a decision was taken to name an official runner up, an adorable 13 year old Benidorm rescue dog named Mutly, owned by Kathy Thomas.
Barry Floyd, Managing Director at Golden Leaves International Limited comments on the award. “For the expat community as a whole, pets are so more than animals, they are in many ways much loved members of the family. They are pampered, cared for, and as shown by our Pet Idol competition, they are a source of great pride to their owners. We have been delighted to sponsor Pet Idol and to award the ultimate winner, AVA, with one of our pet insurance policies.”
He continues, “Just as it’s important to get the appropriate medical care for the rest of your family, as and when they need it, pet insurance ensures you can extend this to your beloved pets. After all, in addition to the usual worries we have about pets, there are threats to pet health in Spain which simply don’t exist in the UK and about which many owners sadly remain ignorant. And, should you need to take your pet to the vet, there is no guarantee you will speak the same language, and treatment costs can be very expensive. Our pet insurance plans are available from as little as €3.37 per week for your dog and only €2.30 for your cat, and as with all of our services, we will be right there for you to help, right when you and your pet needs it the most.”