Long-haired lover from Hillingdon
OUR branch is one of only a few who try and do a little towards the countrywide neglect and horrific cruelty of horses and donkeys.
The RSPCA National Society’s resources are stretched to maximum and this cold weather increases the need for rugs and extra hay and food.
Hillingdon Branch has three elderly equines in its care, one needs half a bale of hay a day. Frankie is a thoroughbred and not hardy, and her veterinary demand at the moment is high with a swollen hock.
We urgently need donations specifically for equine use, sympathisers may like to consider organising a family or workplace event to raise much needed funds for this part of the RSPCA’s work.
The cold weather raises concerns for animals living outside. Wherever possible please bring hutches into a garage or shed.
A heavy blanket covering over the hutch at night helps. Remember water bowls and nd bottles freeze – wrap them m around with wads of newspaper.
Dogs should not be kept pt outside and this branch supports the campaign against this. Shelter is vital, warm dry bedding and protection off the floor.
If you own an old dog, he may not feel like his usual walk if it is bitterly cold.
Thank you all for the lovely ovely enquiries we are receiving to adopt our homeless pets.
We would particularly likeik to hear from anyone interested in adopting rabbits and guinea pigs, also elderly cats.
Don’t forget to visit our charity shops at 12/13/17 Crescent Parade Hillingdon, income from these shops goes directly to pay for local animal welfare.
Dougal (ginger) and Leo (black/tan) are two handsome boys who came to us when their owners could no longer care for them.
Being longer-haired breed they need a family that has the time to undertake their grooming needs to keep them in great condition and giving them the love they deserve.
Guinea pigs are sociable and friendly animals, but like all pets require commitment to their specific accommodation, dietary and health needs.
First-time owners should do their research first, to understand what is involved.
TOur animal welfare staff are also always happy to provide any advice needed.
If you can offer a home to any of our lovely little furry HERE’S a Punch cartoon which shows a posh French Poodle looking questioningly at a tennis ball thrown for her to retrieve.
The owner is saying to her “Never mind ‘Pourquoi?’ – just get it!”
Some dogs understand play more than others. When I met Pancake, I threw a tennis ball for him and friends, please contact us. Thank you for your support. We can’t do it without you.
If you can offer one of our animals a loving home then he looked at me as if to say “What did you do that for?” What he does understand is going to the office. He loves spending time in the office of Sian Fairlie, Supporter Relations Officer at Dogs Trust Harefield.
He’s keeping Sian company because he’s coming up to his first Anniversary of being at Dogs Trust and he’s tired of kennels.
He arrived on please ring RSPCA Hillingdon on 01895 833417 or visit www.rspcahillingdon clinic.org.uk to download an application form. Pancake Day last year after his owner moved abroad and, unless he is homed soon, he’s going to be there for Pancake Day this year.
Pancake is a crossbreed with a lovely wiry feel to his coat. He is very friendly and enjoys meeting new people. When I met him, he welcomed me into Sian’s office warmly (but politely). If you’re looking for a dog to take to the office, he could be your man. He’s easy to have around.
Pancake could live with children aged 10 or more but needs to be the only dog in the home as he’s not that keen on other dogs – but Dogs Trust hope this may change when he’s homed.
He’s clever, knows some commands and would enjoy more training. If you would like to know more about this gorgeous boy, you can meet him at Dogs Trust, Harvil Road, Harefield.
If working in a shop rather than an office is more your cup of tea, the Cats Protection charity shop in Albert Terrace, Pitshanger Lane, Ealing W5 is desperate for volunteers.
Help is particularly needed on Thursday and Saturday afternoons (1-4pm) and Wednesday and Friday mornings (10am-1pm). If you can help either call into the shop or phone 020 8998 3940.
Finally, don’t forget this year’s Ealing Animal Welfare Bazaar is taking place on Saturday March 5 (10.30am-4pm) at Hanwell Methodist Church, Church Road W7 1DJ.
More than 30 charities will be taking part – including Sian representing Dogs Trust. More details nearer the time but if you can’t wait, have a look at www.animalwelfare bazaar.info
n URGENT CALL: Hillingdon RSPCA needs donations to help its horses and donkeys
n FRIENDLY DUO: Dougal (left) and Leo are long-haired guinea pigs