End of an era and a new beginning
Can you give an animal a loving home and a new start in life?
IT is great sadness we have to announce that our Crescent Parade furniture and children’s shop will be closing by the end of June. Our fashion and general shop further along the parade at no 12/13 will be staying very much open, extending its rear area to accommodate children’s wear and electrical.
Furniture will transfer to our large Ashford Middlesex store.
It has been impossible to make ends meet of late on the furniture, very labour and vehicle intensive and competition with corporate discount stores hard to compete with. Profits have dropped and the sad decision not to renew the lease has been reached by the Trustees.
There will be a limit to the amount of children’s toys and clothes we will be able to accept – any ideas welcome!
We would love to hear from anyone willing to offer some voluntary hours in our main shop on Crescent Parade, anything from 2.5-hour shifts would be welcome.
Our charity shops are our lifeline to animal welfare, without the income from our shops we would not be able to help the 10k+ animals that come through the Hillingdon clinic each year.
Local animals rely on the success of these shops so any help anyone could offer would be appreciated.
In the interim period the furniture shop will only be open occasionally as voluntary staff are available.
Many thanks for your understanding and support.
Tiny Tim and Tina
This adorable pair actually came to us separately. Tiny Tim was found in a back garden and Tina was an un unwanted pet, at such a yo young age these adorable kit kittens are looking for a for forever home.
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Could you offer this lo lovely pair a forever home?
Bringing a new kitten ho home is exciting, but it’s a bi big commitment. You’re pr providing a cat with a lo loving home for the next 14+ years o of their life.
They need lots of time and attention so the decision to get a new feline family member should never be taken lightly.
Wherever your kitten comes from, it should be sociable and bright-eyed with no visible health problems.
A kitten also shouldn’t be taken away from their mother until they are eight or nine weeks old. Getting your girl cat spayed protects her from getting pregnant, your cat will need to go the vet to have a simple operation called spaying.
It’s important to have her spayed before she is four-months-old to protect her from getting pregnant while she’s still a kitten herself.
You may have heard that it’s good for cats to have a litter of kittens before they are spayed – but this isn’t true.
Once she has been spayed your kitten will be able to do all the things cats enjoy doing, like going outdoors, climbing trees and playing.
If you think you can offer Tina and Tiny Tim a loving home then please ring RSPCA Hillingdon Branch on 01895 833417 or visit www.rspcahillingdonclinic.org.uk to download an application form.
n CLOSING: The RSPCA have children’s wear charity shop, in Crescent Road, Hillingdon, will shut this summer
n TABBY AND TORTOISESHELL FRIENDS: Tiny Tim and Tina