The 2022 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show – traditionally held at Madison Square Garden – will be postponed due to the spike in COVID-19 cases in New York.
The decision to push the event back from January to later in the year was taken by the club’s board on Wednesday.
“The health and safety of all attendees at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is paramount,” the group said in a statement.
“We appreciate the continued interest and support from the community as we postpone the show to a time when we can safely come together.”
The group did not immediately reveal a new date for the annual dog show.
Last year, due to the pandemic, the event was held in June at Lyndhurst Manor, a National Trust for Historic Preservation property in the Westchester suburb of Tarrytown.
Spectators were not allowed at the 2021 show – and human attendees had to be vaccinated or newly tested.
With post wires