Bruiser Todd is down but not out and look­ing for a new home

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Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

THE RSPCA Hilling­don, Slough, Wind­sor, Kingston, Dis­trict clinic has served our com­mu­nity loy­ally since the time of the Sec­ond World War.

Not only do we pro­vide ve­teri­nary care for pets whose own­ers are un­able to af­ford it, we also help aban­doned and un­wanted an­i­mals.

Over time more an­i­mal char­i­ties have sprung up – some higher pro­file – but none cater for all an­i­mals and have a trained army of uni­formed of­fi­cers in the field, seek­ing out cru­elty.

The first week of June is a chance to cel­e­brate all things RSPCA.

At RSPCA Week (June 1 to 7) we are invit­ing the com­mu­nity to spare a lit­tle time to help us. You can or­gan­ise your own fundraiser, col­lect amongst fam­ily and friends or at work. Lo­cal suf­fer­ing an­i­mals need you.

One such an­i­mal is Lady, a nine month old fe­male brindle whip­pet.

What a sad pup­py­hood for this lit­tle girl, kept out­doors and bul­lied by other dogs. Her dis­tressed bark­ing an­noyed the neigh­bours so much, she was even­tu­ally signed over into our care.

Lady is a very gen­tle and af­fec­tion­ate dog, who loves cud­dles.

She can be a lit­tle ner­vous of new things and peo­ple at first and does need to catch up with some of the puppy so­cial­i­sa­tion she has missed.

How­ever, she is great with other dogs, good on the lead and in the car and likes her toys (and steal­ing shoes ac­cord­ing to her foster mum!) – just a lit­tle more work needed on house­train­ing. We are look­ing for a home, ide­ally with ex­pe­ri­ence of the breed, where Lady can grow into adult­hood en­joy­ing all the fun, love and train­ing ev­ery puppy de­serves.

Can you of­fer our sweet Lady the lov­ing care, at­ten­tion and home com­forts she has missed out on so far in life?

Straw­berry (white) and Blue­bell (al­bino) are two very sweet girls hop­ing to find a lovely home to­gether.

Like all rab­bits, they will re­quire a large, spa­cious hutch and a gen­er­ous sized run with plenty of room to play, stretch and ex­er­cise. With lots of love and at­ten­tion th­ese would be two very happy bun­nies.

Can you of­fer a for­ever home to our lovely girls please? Thank you for your sup­port …. We can’t do it with­out you.

If you think you can of­fer one of our an­i­mals a lov­ing home then please ring RSPCA Hilling­don Branch on 01895 833417 OOK­ING to do­nate your fur­ni­ture to char­ity? We’ll col­lect it for free. We want your un­wanted goods! By do­nat­ing your fur­ni­ture, you will save it from a life of dust, find it a new home, and help pro­vide care for aban­doned and abused an­i­mals in the lo­cal area.

We will ar­range free col­lec­tion of your fur­ni­ture. We just ask that it’s in sell­able con­di­tion. You can do­nate so­fas, lounge fur­ni­ture, dining ta­bles, chairs, beds and all bed­room fur­ni­ture.

No job is too big or too small for our fur­ni­ture col­lec­tion. Please call them on 0753 144 6830 if you have some­thing to do­nate. All prof­its will go to help fund the ve­teri­nary treat­ment and care of lo­cally aban­doned and abused an­i­mals, like Todd.

Todd was signed over to an RSPCA In­spec­tor af­ter his own­ers failed to get ve­teri­nary help for his badly bro­ken leg.

“The poor fel­low was hop­ping around for over a week with it, so must have been in the most ex­cru­ci­at­ing agony,” says or visit our web­site www. rspc­ahilling­don­clinic.org. uk to down­load an ap­pli­ca­tion form. An­i­mal Wel­fare Of­fi­cer, Sarah Parkes. “Sadly his leg was be­yond re­pair so we had to am­pu­tate, but he is al­ready a lot more com­fort­able and happy.”

It is go­ing to take Todd a lit­tle while to get used to hop­ping around on three pins, but it is amaz­ing how re­silient cats are and in no time at all he will be skip­ping about with­out a care in the world.

Todd might look a bit grumpy in his photo, but he re­ally is a friendly chap, it’s just that our cat­tery isn’t his favourite place to stay. He just needs to get back into a home en­vi­ron­ment.

“He is a real chunky monkey, with a few war wounds from ruck­ing over the ladies (he also wasn’t neutered till he came to us) but th­ese are just added char­ac­ter. Todd re­ally de­serves a chance of a bit of hap­pi­ness, he is look­ing for a quiet-ish home with older chil­dren, as the only pet, in a quiet area where he can have a gar­den to mooch about in and soak up the sun,” says Sarah.

If you would like to adopt Todd, please call 020 8966 9688 or email info@rsp­camid­dle­sex.org. uk. Our friendly An­i­mal Wel­fare Team are wait­ing for your call.

n CHAR­AC­TER: Todd is on the road to re­cov­ery af­ter suf­fer­ing a bro­ken leg

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