Buddy and Friday’s happy ending
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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