And this Os­car goes to...

Harefield Gazette - - ANIMAL NEWS -

WE ARE ask­ing just one ques­tion this week: why are all the black cats left be­hind?? It’s a prob­lem shared all over the world. And yet black have as much to of­fer as any other cat.

Through no fault of their own, they are over­looked, as most peo­ple tend to choose dif­fer­ent coloured cats. And so, black cats spend longer in hom­ing cen­tres, wait­ing for some­one to see past their colour!

Take Boo, she is a won­der­ful girl who en­joys the quiet life. For her, there is noth­ing bet­ter than a warm cosy bed and some­one to make a fuss of her.

With her pref­er­ence for a calm en­vi­ron­ment, she would like a home with­out young chil­dren or other pets who might dis­turb her pre­cious re­lax­ation time.

Boo truly is the sweet­est and most gen­tle girl, who just wants to be loved and en­joy her home com­forts. Is there a Boo-shaped space in your heart for this lovely cat?

Un­be­liev­ably given his young age, Os­car has al­ready been passed be­tween sev­eral homes through no fault of his own.

When his lat­est own­ers re­alised that they hadn’t taken into ac­count all the costs in­volved in own­ing a dog, Os­car was signed over to us.

Os­car, who is a six to 12 month-old York­shire ter­rier, needs a lov­ing, sta­ble and fun per­ma­nent home, where he can put his un­set­tled past be­hind him.

He loves his walks and be­ing a bright boy, en­joys his train­ing which will need to be on­go­ing.

Though he is good na­tured, en­joys cud­dles and loves to please, make no mis­take, this is a small dog with a big at­ti­tude.

He is not for novice own­ers or homes with young chil­dren. Ex­pe­ri­ence of the breed would be ben­e­fi­cial. Os­car would be happy

IT DIDN’T all go to plan when Tri­fle was born. This adorable young Staffie was born as a her­maph­ro­dite (I’ll leave Jackie De Friez to ex­plain what this means when you meet her – more on that below).

Suf­fice to say I met Tri­fle sev­eral times be­fore I knew this. It’s not ob­vi­ous. Pos­si­bly due to the hor­mones from dif­fer­ent gen­ders, Tri­fle can be re­ac­tive to other dogs and other dogs can re­act to her but NAWT are hope­ful this may im­prove.

Set­ting aside where Tri­fle’s body parts are, her spirit is in the in a home with other dogs... per­haps the per­fect Valen­tine dogfriend is out there wait­ing for him?

Thank you for your sup­port, we can’t do it with­out you!

If you think you can of­fer one of our right place and she is look­ing for a re­ally lov­ing home to give her a chance to live life to the full. She has great po­ten­tial and al­ready knows the com­mands sit, down and paw.

If you would like to home this spe­cial Staffie, meet her at NAWT, Tyler’s Way, Wat­ford.

Mean­while the 38th Eal­ing An­i­mal Wel­fare Bazaar is nearly here – and I can’t wait. Ev­ery­one is in­vited.

For those who have been be­fore, many favourites will be there such as Hen Heaven, The May­hew An­i­mal Home, Houn­slow An­i­mal Wel­fare So­ci­ety and Dogs Trust. an­i­mals a lov­ing home then please ring the RSPCA Hilling­don Branch on 01895 833417 or visit our web­site www.rspc­ahilling­don­ to see an­i­mals wait­ing for homes and down­load an ap­pli­ca­tion form.

But there will also be char­i­ties there for the first time such as Harper Asprey Wildlife Res­cue and Soi Dog Foun­da­tion who res­cue an­i­mals in­Thai­land par­tic­u­larly from the dog meat trade.

The bazaar is a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity to meet lots of an­i­mal char­i­ties and buy bar­gains and gifts from their stalls. There is also a fan­tas­tic pro­gramme of talks in­clud­ing pre­sen­ta­tions by Sea Shep­herd, An­i­mals Asia and Save the Asian Ele­phants. The Mayor of Eal­ing will be there plus Steve Pound MP and the Euro MEPs Jean Lambert and Dr Charles Tan­nock.

The bazaar is on Satur­day, March 5 (10.30am-4pm) at Han­well Methodist Church, Church Road, Lon­don W7 1DJ.

More de­tails from an­i­mal­wel­fare­ Ad­mis­sion is free.

An­other pop­u­lar char­ity there will be Na­tional An­i­mal Wel­fare Trust (NAWT). Be­hind their stall will be Jackie De Friez, man­ager of their busy re­hom­ing cen­tre in Wat­ford. Be­sides sell­ing lots of good­ies, you can talk to Jackie about re­hom­ing or if you want to know more about work­ing or vol­un­teer­ing with an­i­mals.

n WAKE UP BOO: This gen­tle girl has been passed over but would make a won­der­ful pet in a calm house­hold

n SWEET SPIRIT: Meet the de­light­ful Tri­fle at NAWT

n WIN­NING: Young York­shire ter­rier Os­car

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