More than 650 visitors attended a free Pride in the Park event put on by PetPlace Abergele.

The event, for dogs, their owners, and enthusiasts, aimed to raise awareness and promote diversity and inclusion in the celebration of the LGBTQ+ community.

Alongside the celebration, participants took part in multiple activities such as face painting, arts and crafts, and outdoor games.

PetPlace Abergele, an award-winning retailer with multiple sites across the country and headquarters in Kinmel Bay provided additional attractions.

A dog park was at the event   (Image: PetPlace Abergele)

They organised competitions and entertainment, a bouncy castle, and even a dog park – the first of its kind in the region.

Other notable attractions included refreshments from That Burger Guy and Mr Softee’s Ice Cream.

Hook a Duck was on offer   (Image: PetPlace Abergele)

Managing Director, Sion Pritchard expressed his gratitude toward the visitors and the thousands of people who frequent the facility.

Mr Pritchard said: "We celebrate Pride every day across the company, but it was special to bring everyone together for one day, to give back to our community.

"We are an open and diverse business and believe all organisations should have that ethos, to promote inclusion and unity, celebrate diversity and to ensure employees can be their true selves.

 The  participants took part in multiple activities  (Image: PetPlace Abergele)

"I am incredibly proud of our team not only for putting on such an amazing event but for surpassing these high standards every day."

He added: "To see our Abergele store decked-out in the Pride colours was fantastic, we had a brilliant response in person and on social media, so thank you again to everyone who came along to support us."

Pride Month is an annual global celebration honouring the LGBTQ+ community, their history, accomplishments, and continuing fight for equality.

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