An­i­mal Res­cue with Mar­ion Gar­nett

Ded­i­cated an­i­mal ex­pert Mar­ion Gar­nett, founder of the Eal­ing An­i­mal Wel­fare Bazaar, con­tin­ues her col­umn

Harefield Gazette - - ANIMAL NEWS -

FOUR­TEEN ad­mis­sions in one day. That kept the RSPCA Cat Adop­tion Cen­tre at Southall busy on March 30. That’s a lot of un­wanted cats need­ing homes – un­for­tu­nately, all too com­mon in Lon­don.

So, as promised, this week I’m giv­ing an up­date on where free and re­duced-cost neu­ter­ing is avail­able lo­cally.

But first, let’s take a closer look at two of the four­teen cats ad­mit­ted to Southall that day. Lisa and Tiny were found dumped in a box with the mes­sage “Please look af­ter me”. The RSPCA think that Lisa (nine to twelve months) could be the mother of Tiny. With a pos­si­ble nine month old mother, you don’t have to be Ein­stein to cal­cu­late that, with­out neu­ter­ing, a fe­male cat can have lots of kit­tens dur­ing her life time.

So here is an up­date on where free and re­duced-cost neu­ter­ing is avail­able. Please share this in­for­ma­tion freely.

The May­hew An­i­mal Home of­fers a range of free and low-cost neu­ter­ing. They neuter bull breed dogs free. For de­tails call 020 8962 8017. If no re­ply leave a mes­sage. Al­ter­na­tively email vet­clinic@may­he­wan­i­mal­

The Lon­don Cat Care and Con­trol Con­sor­tium (C4) of­fers free neu­ter­ing of cats sub­ject to el­i­gi­bil­ity cri­te­ria. Go to and see if you are el­i­gi­ble, then look at the web­site to find a vet who par­tic­i­pates in the scheme. Al­ter­na­tively ask your vet if they par­tic­i­pate in the scheme. Please note that if you live in the re­quired area and have been feed­ing a stray cat for at least 14 days, the cat can be neutered un­der the scheme.

If you meet their el­i­gi­bil­ity cri­te­ria, the Blue Cross Hos­pi­tal at Ham­mer­smith of­fers neu­ter­ing in ex­change for a con­tri­bu­tion. For de­tails call 0300 7771800. If you don’t live in the right post­code but meet their other cri­te­ria, you may still re­ceive fi­nan­cial help un­der their vet­eri­nary grant scheme. For de­tails email vet­ uk or call 0300 7771988.

If you live in Greater Lon­don and meet their el­i­gi­bil­ity cri­te­ria, Dogs Trust of­fers low-cost neu­ter­ing. For de­tails, go to and type low cost neu­ter­ing into the search box or call their neu­ter­ing hot­line on 0333 2021148.

Mean­while if you can home the gor­geous and very friendly Lisa and the equally stun­ning, Tiny, you can meet them at the RSPCA Cen­tre, Bur­ket Close, Southall.

n PLEASE LOOK AF­TER ME: Lisa and Tiny are ready for a new home

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