Buddy and Fri­day’s happy end­ing

Harefield Gazette - - RSPCA NEWS -

ALL the staff and vol­un­teers here at the RSPCA Mid­dle­sex North West Branch would like to say a big thank you to the Gazette and its read­ers for their sup­port through 2015.

Dur­ing the year we took in more than 600 pets in des­per­ate need of a safe place and ul­ti­mately a per­ma­nent new home.

By the end of the year we had been able to find new homes for 551, with many of th­ese be­ing given a new home by Gazette read­ers.

Many of th­ese pets had en­dured years of suf­fer­ing and ne­glect be­fore com­ing into our care, while oth­ers who were only a few weeks old were found dumped by the side of the road.

To be hon­est, noth­ing really sur­prises our an­i­mal wel­fare staff now be­cause we see that same sad story of the way an­i­mals have been treated year af­ter year.

What, you might won­der, keeps us all go­ing?

To be hon­est it is be­ing able to get th­ese pets trust­ing peo­ple again and then once they are well enough see­ing them move to their new home for life.

A couple of those who have come and gone this year that really stuck in our minds were lit­tle Buddy, who was left in a box by the road in late Novem­ber.

Buddy was found in a shoe box with no food or wa­ter, just with his teddy bear and a note say­ing “Kit­ten give away. My owner no longer want me. Please take me!!!”.

Thank­fully the kind per­son who found Buddy took him home and gave him a meal and a bed for the night be­fore the RSPCA col­lected him the fol­low­ing day and the Mid­dle­sex North West Branch took him into our care.

Af­ter Buddy fea­tured in the Gazette in early De­cem­ber he was quickly found a new home and he left us on De­cem­ber 19.

An­other of those that stood out was Fri­day, who was aban­doned when pre­vi­ous own­ers moved and left her be­hind.

It was clear she had a couple of med­i­cal prob­lems.

Af­ter in­ves­ti­ga­tion we found that Fri­day had an old in­jury to one of her legs which had been bro­ken, most prob­a­bly in a road accident, and the limb healed at a very funny an­gle, making her lame.

She was really strug­gling with the in­jury so our vets de­cided the best thing would be to am­pu­tate it.

Hav­ing had time to re­cover from the op­er­a­tion, Fri­day was much hap­pier.

She has ad­justed with ease to just three legs and gets around just fine.

Af­ter a fea­ture in thee Gazette in Au­gust about t our three­legged fe­lines s look­ing for a home, we are e pleased to say y that Fri­day soon moved to a per­ma­nent new home.

If you are look­ing to start art 2016 with a new fam­ily pe­tet then why not t call us on 0208 08 966 9688 or email us at: info@ rsp­camid­dle­sex. sex. org.uk to find d out about adopt­ing a pet. et.

Visit our web­site at: www. ww. rspca-mid­dle­sex. esex. org.uk to see pets avail­able for adop­tion.

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