Plain sailing with Popeye and pals
WITH the rush and bustle of Christmas behind us and the days visibly getting a little longer now is the ‘purrfect’ time to look for a new pet to liven up your life and home.
RSPCA Middlesex north west branch manager, Allan Harper, said “We have three cats with us at present who have all for one reason or another really become favourites of the staff and who we would love to find new loving, caring homes.
“Shylo, Ewok, and Popeye have all had a pretty rough time before coming to us so we are hoping they soon catch someone’s eye.”
Shylo is one of several cats rescued from a home where their owners were simply overwhelmed and unable to cope with their cat’s day to day needs. Shylo is, as her name suggests, a very timid little soul.
She is clearly going to need a very special someone to offer a forever home. Shylo is the sort of cat who will take a while to settle into a new environment, but with lots of TLC and gentle coaxing we are confident Shylo will find her true self.
Having lived with many other cats in the past and getting on with them so well we feel it would benefit Shylo hugely to share her new pad with other cats.
Ewok is an affectionate cat who wouldn’t say no to curling up on your lap. Ewok came to us after being reported as a stray that had been living out on the streets fending for himself for quite some time.
Apart from being slightly grubby (before a bath) and having a few scratches on his nose he is in good shape. Ewok would really appreciate a place to call home and would definitely make the most of all the creature comforts on offer.
He will make a great family cat and will need a garden to explore and have fun in.
Popeye was quick to become a ‘favourite’ at the cattery with his gentle ways. Since coming into our care as an injured stray he has undergone major surgery, having to have his left eye removed.
Popeye has been brave throughout his ordeal and with extra treats on hand to make him feel better has recovered well.
As he is an older boy and not very active we feel he would suit a quiet home where the pace of life is slow and calm. Popeye is a friendly chap ON Boxing Day, when many people had their feet up and eating Christmas leftovers, somebody was furtively dumping this puppy in a box and leaving it for dead by the side of a road.
The puppy was found, together with two other tiny puppies, in a state of neglect at Watford Rise, in north London.
Fortunately, they were found before it was too who likes being brushed and will enjoy joining you on the sofa for the evening (or day).
If you would be interested in offering a home to Shylo, Ewok or Popeye then please either call us on late and taken to The Mayhew Animal Home where they were given the love and care they needed.
The Mayhew think they may have been unsold Christmas puppies.
Two of them are now ready for homing (the third will be soon). This one, Sky, is a mixed breed terrier. What a delight to give her a home and train her into (020) 8966 9688 or email us at: email@example.com to find out about adopting them.
Visit www.rspca-middlesex.org.uk to see all the animals we currently have looking for new homes. a well-behaved adult dog.
If you have the time and would like to home her, see themayhew.org or call 020 8962 8009.
The Mayhew will be talking about its work at this year’s Ealing Animal Welfare Bazaar (animalwelfarebazaar. info), which takes place on Saturday, March 5 (10.30am-4pm) at Hanwell Methodist Church, Church Rd, London W7 1DJ.
More than 30 animal welfare charities are taking part.
As well as lots to buy, the programme of talks this year is better than ever.
If you were at a conference, you would pay good money to hear such presentations – but at the bazaar, they are free.
Sea Shepherd will be giving a talk entitled ‘Sea Shepherd – Does What Others Can’t or Won’t’.
Last year, most people who heard their talk left the room wanting to be Cove Guardians, so be prepared to be inspired.
We also have the chief executive of Save The Asian Elephants (STAE), eminent lawyer Duncan McNair, talking about the conservation and welfare of Asian elephants. Duncan recently spoke to the European Parliament about the treatment of young elephants as they are prepared for use in tourism and temples.
This treatment involves elephants being tied with ropes to prevent them moving, beaten and tortured until their spirit is broken.
Duncan is a frequent speaker to parliament and will welcome questions.
If you want to know more about the work of STAE and how to help, speak to Duncan at the bazaar, where you can buy one of their much coveted T-shirts. Also visit stae.org.
n THREE AMIGOS: Friendly Ewok (left), gentle Popeye (above) and sweet Shylo (right) are favourites with RSPCA staff
n LEFT FOR DEAD: Sky was found on Boxing Day