SUPPORT for a charity which saves dogs from being eaten as part of the meat trade in China is to benefit from an auction and quiz in Snowdonia.

Celebrity Paul O'Grady is backing the event being held at 7pm, at the Moel Siabod Café, Capel Curig, near Betws Y Coed.

He has donated a signed copy of his book 'Country Life - One Man and His Dog and Other Waifs and Strays' for auctioned. Approximately £300 worth of other items have been donated as prizes and auction items by local people and businesses, and mountain rescue team. Cash raised will help The Little Adoption Shop (LAS) in Beijing which rescues dogs, hundreds bound for the dog meat trade.

Chris Barden, who runs the LAS said: "We rescue the most urgent cases where dogs come to us with severe injuries and life-threatening conditions. One dog, Kimi, had a broken back and had been shot with pellets. She has started a new life in New York."

Event organiser Hazel Robbins said: "Please help us raise funds to help Chris and his team.They are totally reliant on donations to continue their work, which includes three shelters housing 700 dogs and vets bills."

For details ring 07548 830 741 or visit for information about the work of the Little Adoption Shop: