Will little piggy go all the way home?
OVER the past couple of months there has been a bit of an influx of unwanted guinea pigs here at the Middlesex North West Branch of the RSPCA.
While we have found homes for most of our recent arrivals we currently have five of these very cute little characters looking for a home for life.
Lemon and Lime are sisters who are four years old and came into our care as they were no longer wanted by their owner. They can be picked up and handled and are not too timid but they would best be suited to go to a home with a family which has had guinea pigs before.
If you would like to adopt Lemon and Lime you will need a garden as they are used to living outside and love nothing more than a sunny day when they will be out nibbling away on your grass to keep your lawn nice and trim.
Little Tom is a young Abyssinian guinea pig. Once again a sadly all too familiar tale of him no longer being wanted by his owner which is what led him to our doors.
Being only six months old Tom is still at that stage where everything is still a bit scary but he is currently living with a foster family while we look for a permanent home for him and he is gaining in confidence every day. We are looking for a home for Tom where he will be able to move in with a female companion (ideally of a similar age) who will become his friend for life. Tom will need to be kept inside until the weather warms up and he can start being introduced to the garden.
Another pair of guinea pigs we have looking for a home are Ben and Jerry who like Tom are just six months old and yes, you guessed it, they also came to us because their owner didn’t want them any more. Ben is a brown crested guinea pig while Jerry is smooth haired.
DO YOU ever have a nightmare that you have to do something for which you aren’t prepared?
I’m hoping this nightmare is not about to become a reality for me. But, if it is, you could be there to witness it.
This year’s Ealing Animal Welfare Bazaar is on Saturday and, as the organiser, I’ve been in hospital for the past
These two boys have already found their voices and squeak away at food time when they hear the rustle of their food bag.
At present in this cold weather they are living inside but once summer arrives they will be able to be introduced to your week – away from my post.
But wait, now I’ve taken a back seat, other people are coming forward with new ideas and offers of help – I’m not as indispensible as I thought I was. I can see the bazaar could be better than ever this time.
And it needs to be, you don’t have to be the sharpest tool in the box to know charities at the bazaar need our support. garden.
If you would be interested in offering a home to Lemon and Lime, Tom, or Ben and Jerry then please either call us on (020) 8966 9688 or email us at: info@ rspcamiddlesex.org.uk to find out about adopting
Quin is one of the sharpest tools in the boxer department at Dogs Trust. This beautiful boxer (crossbreed) is described by Dogs Trust as “too clever”.
The problem with being a clever dog in kennels is that he’s bored. He needs to occupy his brain. Quin arrived at Dogs Trust as a stray in 2014 so his life is slipping past with no real opportunity to live life to the full. He’s looking for experienced owners with a home that is prepared for a big bouncy boy.
He gets on well with other dogs. If you think a clever dog would fit into your lifestyle, meet him at Dogs Trust, Harvil Road, Harefield or speak to Sian Fairlie on the Dogs Trust stall at the Bazaar.
As well as having lots of gifts and bargains to buy, the bazaar also has them. You can also visit our website at: www. rspca-middlesex.org.uk to see all the animals looking for new homes. By making your next pet a rescue pet you will help break the cycle of over breeding that leads to unwanted pets. six great guest speakers including Zoe Edwards, animal welfare manager from The Mayhew Animal Home in Kensal Green, Duncan McNair, chief executive from Save the Asian Elephants and speakers from Animal Aid, Sea Shepherd, Animals Asia and international animal charity Four-Paws.
More than 30 animal charities will be there with Blue Cross being the latest addition. Blue Cross run two fantastic animal hospitals in our area, one at Hammersmith and one at Victoria – very worth supporting.
The 38th Ealing Animal Welfare Bazaar takes place on Saturday 5 March (10.30am-4pm) at Hanwell Methodist Church, Church Rd, London W7 1DJ. Admission is free.
Many people move in for the whole day.
Details from www. animalwelfarebazaar. info.
n BRAINS TO BURN: The mighty Quin