As people across the UK cast their votes in the general election their paw-fect pooches have also been exercising their voting rights, and predictably the hashtag #DogsAtPollingstations has become a social media trend.
Many posted images of their dogs online after polling booths opened on Thursday morning and the hashtag has been used tens of thousands of times with over 8000 tweets sent in the first two hours of voting.
But this year, a new Twitter emoji has been released for those using the hashtag – a terrier donning a union jack. Twitter partnered with The Dogs Trust to encourage use of “Paw-ing Stations” to make dogs joining their owners more comfortable.
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Some pooches were unable to make it to the polling station, but didn’t want to be left out:
One feline didn’t seem impressed with the trend:
Even Friday the hedgehog wanted a piece of the action in Hemel Hempstead.
But could the trend possibly catch on with other animals – #horsesatpollingstations anyone?!
Someone clearly saw our appeal:
By the UGC and Social News team; Additional reporting by Patrick Evans