AN animal charity is calling for pet owners to show off the Halloween side of their pets by attending the first Halloween Home Pet Show.

The RSPCA Worcester and Mid-Worcestershire branch has organised the event to raise money to continue helping animals in need. All the money from ticket sales will be used to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals in need.

The virtual pet show has been organised to get pet lovers together online to celebrate Halloween and give them the chance to showcase pets of all varieties.

Entry for this competition begins on October 1 and will close on October 26 at 11.30pm. The winners will be announced on October 31 to celebrate Halloween on the RSPCA Worcester and Mid-Worcestershire Facebook page.

In accordance with the charity’s animal welfare policy, participants are requested to avoid using costumes on their pets to minimise distress. Filters, special effects and animations to enhance the spooktacularity of the photos and videos are allowed.

Pamela Booker, Branch Secretary at RSPCA Worcester and Mid-Worcestershire, said: “As the charity continues to work to avoid large gatherings and support social distancing, we are constantly looking at new, fun and safe ways to engage with the public and raise funds to take care of animals that have been abandoned, abused, neglected, injured or whose owners’ can no longer take care of them.

“By moving online with our Home Pet Show, we can not only do that, but also now involve many pet owners who couldn’t bring their animals to the show, increasing the diversity of animals entering the competition. We look forward to watching all Halloween-themed entries and share them with our followers online.”

Tickets to take part costs £2. You can buy your ticket by visiting

You can share your photos and videos via Facebook at, Instagram at @rspcaworcsmid or email:

Owners must include their pet’s name, their name and contact details.