Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Your pet could be in for a win with ‘Ripley’s Ragamuffins’

Don’t worry if your pet isn’t likely to win a rosette at Crufts or come up trumps in an animal beauty pageant - join the capital’s most bizarre attraction, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London, and celebrate everything that’s individual and different about our beloved pets.

The central London attraction, supported by Dogs Trust, is calling on the nation of animal lovers to embrace pets of all shapes, sizes and appearances to find the ultimate ‘Ripley’s Ragamuffin’.

Whether your budgie is pudgy, your donkey is wonky or your kitty is far from pretty, send your peculiar pet photos to  before 5 April 2013 to be in with a chance of scooping the coveted ‘Ripley’s Ragamuffins’ prize – a portrait of the craziest critter displayed proudly in the foyer of the attraction and lifetime entry for the lucky owner.

Entrants will be uploaded to the Ripley’s London Facebook page for viewing before the winner is selected by the prestigious ‘Ripley’s Ragamuffins’ judging panel including Giles Webber, Operations Director from Dogs Trust and Natascha Crump, General Manager of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London.

Natascha Crump said, “Our mission statement at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has always been to celebrate the unusual and we feel that it’s about time our beloved pets were shown some love. No pet is too strange to win the Ripley’s Ragamuffin title – in fact, the more bizarre the better!”

Giles Webber, Dogs Trust commented, “Dogs Trust is delighted that Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is celebrating the fantastic diversity of our four legged friends. Dogs do not discriminate on the basis of appearance and neither do we. We have hundreds of different dogs in every shape and size all looking for a new owner to love them for the super dogs they are. We’re looking forward to seeing a parade of wonderful and unique pets looking happy, loved and natural – not dressed up or made to look like animal fashion accessories.”

For further information about the Ripley’s Ragamuffins competition or to see the gallery of entrants, please visit the Ripley’s London Facebook page.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! London is open seven days a week, 365 days a year from 10am until midnight (last admission 10.30pm). Tickets to this world of wonders situated in the heart of London's West End are £26.95 per adult and £21.95 per child. Family tickets are £87.95 based on two adults and two children. Purchase your tickets online in advance and save 15%. For full pricing options please visit


Anonymous said...

Hi, I LOVE this idea and want to enter but what needs to be on the email? Do you just have to send the picture or do you need more information? Thanks

Unknown said...

@Maya - Just send through your photo and feel free to share your pets name and a few words about them. Thanks for entering! :)

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