An­i­mal Res­cue with Mar­ion Gar­nett

Ded­i­cated an­i­mal ex­pert Mar­ion Gar­nett, founder of the Eal­ing An­i­mal Wel­fare Bazaar, con­tin­ues her weekly col­umn

Harefield Gazette - - RSPCA NEWS -

SOME­TIMES a risk pays off and some­times it doesn’t. Last week I risked leav­ing my bike un­locked for five min­utes out­side the li­brary – it wasn’t there when I got back.

No doubt many have risked their money on Comic – an ex-rac­ing grey­hound and also lost. But Comic’s rac­ing days are over and the real win­ner will be the one who gets to take him home for ever – and walk him in the park in his smart red suit.

It was a freez­ing day when I met Comic and most of the dogs were wear­ing their coats. If you haven’t vis­ited the Na­tional An­i­mal Wel­fare Trust (NAWT) re­hom­ing cen­tre, al­though the dogs do have a heated part to their kennels, fa­cil­i­ties are ba­sic and on a cold, windy day, it’s bit­ter.

Comic and I spent time in the Wendy House which was warm and peace­ful.

Af­ter ly­ing on the sofa pre­tend­ing to be asleep (grey­hounds are renowned couch pota­toes), Comic amused him­self by putting his nose in the toy­box, fish­ing out all the fluffy rab­bits and lin­ing them up on the arm­chair.

Well away from the dogs, in an­other cor­ner of the re­hom­ing cen­tre are real rab­bits. And I want to up­date you on Oak­land, the rab­bit I re­cently told you about.

NAWT were look­ing for a home for Oak­land and Wil­low, the rab­bit he was bonded with. A home was found and they were re­served but, un­for­tu­nately, Wil­low died sud­denly. So Oak­land is still at NAWT but is on his own and is look­ing for a neutered fe­male rab­bit he can be paired with.

Oak­land is a big boy who has had a dif­fi­cult time but he would love to find a new friend for Valen­tine’s Day.

If you can home Comic or if you have a suit­able com­pan­ion and could home Oak­land, call 020 8950 0177 or meet them at NAWT, Tylers Way, Wat­ford by-pass.

NAWT have more than 50 dogs and up to 80 cats as well as rab­bits and guinea pigs. They are ask­ing that for Valen­tine’s Day, we make up for them a Bas­ket of Love. Ideas for items to in­clude are toys, treats, blan­kets, food and veg­eta­bles. Please bring your Valen­tine’s bas­ket/ bag to the cen­tre (ad­dress above) when it is ready.

n HERO: Comic the grey­hound

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