A 'DOGGY creche' is to launch during town events.

Malton, known as "The UK's most dog friendly town" will launch a day-care service, for dogs during busy events.

Dogs will be looked after by volunteers from Ryedale Dog Rescue and petfood will be provided free of charge.

It is being designed to reduce stress endured by dogs when they are amongst large crowds of people.

Visit Malton director Tom Naylor Leyland said: "We are thrilled to be introducing the Doggy Crèche to our upcoming events this year and further developing the Malton experience as a fun, enjoyable day out to all visitors, including pooches – Malton is ‘The UK’s Most Dog Friendly Town’ after all."

For a list of events where the 'doggy creche' will be provided, go to www.visitmalton.com