Vol­un­teers and dona­tions have kept clinic open over decades

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

THE RSPCA Hilling­don, Slough, Wind­sor, Kingston, Dis­trict Branch has had a clinic since be­fore the Sec­ond World War.

Over the gen­er­a­tions, mil­lions of vol­un­teer hours have kept this safe haven open for sick, un­wanted and aban­doned pets and pets be­long­ing to peo­ple in hard­ship who can­not af­ford pri­vate vet fees. Around 13,000 pets a year go through our doors and we face fi­nan­cial bat­tles on a con­stant daily ba­sis. We re­ceive no state aid or help from lo­cal coun­cils so rely on the good­will and gen­eros­ity of sup­port­ers.

Here are some of the ways your help our ef­forts on be­half of lo­cal an­i­mals in need: by do­nat­ing on­line, mak­ing regular dona­tions; vol­un­teer­ing a few hours at our cen­tres; do­nat­ing pet goods, food and bed­ding.

As we al­ways say ‘we can’t do it with­out you’, so if you can help please con­tact the clinic at 16 Cres­cent Pa­rade, Hilling­don, UB10 0LG. Call 01895 270926 or visit our web­site.

Smudge is a lovely char­ac­ter who is look­ing for a rather spe­cial ex­pe­ri­enced home.

He needs some­one who can give him all the love and at­ten­tion he craves and un­der­stands how up­set he gets be­ing left on his own (es­pe­cially at bed time), so is happy to be with him most of the time. Smudge is good with chil­dren, and other dogs on the whole – but the ter­rier in­stinct is strong and he def­i­nitely couldn’t live with cats or other small fur­ries.

Do you have the love, time and pa­tience to of­fer Smudge in re­turn for an af­fec­tion­ate and de­voted com­pan­ion­ship (with loads of cud­dles thrown in)?

If you think you can of­fer one of our an­i­mals a lov­ing home then please ring RSPCA Hilling­don Branch on 01895 833417 or visit our web­site www. rspc­ahilling­don­clinic.org. uk to down­load an ap­pli­ca­tion form.

n TRUE TER­RIER: Smudge is look­ing for a new home, with­out cats

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