Barking Bugle’s Miss Zsa Zsa and Pupstar.

A West Norfolk news website and publication dedicated to dogs and their owners is a finalist in two recognition awards.

The Barking Bugle is keeping paws crossed for success in the Animal Star Awards 2021.

Publication founder Amanda Knight said: “We are absolutely thrilled that our Cavalier King Charles spaniel, who goes by the name Miss Zsa Zsa, has made the finals for the Rescue Animal of the year.

“Zsa Zsa is an ex-puppy farm breeding dog who now helps to raise awareness of this terrible trade.

“Zsa Zsa is also the face of the Hunstanton Pet Food Bank, run by the Barking Bugle in conjunction with Lily’s Pet Supplies.” 

The Barking Bugle has also been nominated in the Best Pet Blogger/Blog category for all its latest Norfolk dog-related news and information.

The Animal Star Awards give recognition to animals and humans for the extraordinary things they do.  

Nominations are from the public for the people or organisations they think deserve praise. 

The award judges are leaders in their field and include the chief executive of The Badger Trust and animal campaigner Dominic Dyer. 

The winners will be announced in a  virtual ceremony on Sunday, March 28. 

The Barking Bugle is appealing for donations for the pet food bank.  

With animal charity shops closed and fundraising events cancelled due to the pandemic, food is needed for all of Norfolk’s rescue centres, said Ms Knight. 

Food is also distributed to residents who may be struggling to feed their pets.

Find out more about The Barking Bugle, which has information for pet owners including dog-friendly walks and accommodation, at or see Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.