End of an era and a new be­gin­ning

Can you give an an­i­mal a lov­ing home and a new start in life?

Harefield Gazette - - ANIMAL NEWS -

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.

They do love each other’s co com­pany and they can be a bi bit mis­chievous, but they lov love a fuss and the at at­ten­tion.

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


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