Want to be Thai-ed to this Staffie?

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

WITH Christ­mas fast ap­proach­ing we at the Hilling­don clinic are preparing for an in­crease in un­wanted and aban­doned pets.

This pre-Christ­mas off load of­ten re­lates to new fur­nish­ings that an older smelly pet no longer fits in with. We have been told in the past that pets hairs show up on our new suite.

We never turn away an an­i­mal in need and this ex­tra work load takes its toll on our fi­nances.

Our 2015 Christ­mas ap­peal has been launched fea­tur­ing one of the many puppy farm dogs dis­carded as of no fur­ther fi­nan­cial use.

This heart break­ing trade in tiny lives is fu­eled by us the pur­chasers and we ask ev­ery­one buy­ing a pet com­mer­cially to ques­tion where it was bred and de­mand to see both par­ents.

We earnestly ask ev­ery­one to con­sider care­fully if they have the time, fa­cil­i­ties and fi­nances to re­spon­si­bly own a pet.

Yearly costs of own­ing a pet are vac­ci­na­tions £30; flea and worm treat­ment £ 102 - £170; in­sur­ance be­tween £240 - £720; food be­tween £300 - £1,000.

This is just an av­er­age guide – you will also be look­ing at ex­tra cost such as ac­ces­sories (beds, toys, train­ing pro­grams, poo bags, groom­ing sa­lons etc) this does not take into con­sid­er­a­tion vet costs.

Thai is a de­light­ful young Staffie, with a huge zest for life. She loves her walks and be­haves nicely on a har­ness, which over­comes the strong lead pulling.

She has lived with chil­dren, but bois­ter­ous play could un­in­ten­tion­ally bowl small ones over, so we would pre­fer a home with older chil­dren only.

A se­cure gar­den is a must, as she does have a history of scal­ing high fences.

Be­ing a very friendly and rather nosy type, Thai gets on great with other dogs, bold cats and horses.

Al­though she has lived with an­other dog, we think she would ap­pre­ci­ate be­ing an only dog, so she can enjoy ALL the fuss and at­ten­tion – she really does de­serve it.

Thai is just one happy, happy dog who wants a fun ac­tive life and a sofa to crash on at the end of a busy day! Can you help?

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.

We’re also look­ing for vol­un­teers to help in our shops and to de­liver our Christ­mas ap­peal leaflets. Please con­tact us if you can help.

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