Sup­port our life­line to an­i­mal wel­fare

Harefield Gazette - - ANIMAL NEWS -

OUR char­ity shops are our life­line to an­i­mal wel­fare. With­out the in­come from our shops we would not be able to help the 10,000plus 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 – any­thing from 2.5 hour shifts.

Also, our hom­ing cen­tre is look­ing for vol­un­teers to help walk the dogs.

If you are in­ter­ested and could spare some time dur­ing the day please email ad­min@ rspc­ahilling­don­clinic.org. uk for a vol­un­teer ap­pli­ca­tion form.

It is now a le­gal re­quire­ment to have any dog over the age of eight weeks mi­crochipped in Eng­land and Wales. As part of the new law. It will also be a re­quire­ment for keep­ers and breed­ers to keep their reg­is­tered de­tails up-to-date. This in­cludes if you move house or change your tele­phone num­ber.

If your dog is not mi­crochipped and/or reg­is­tered on an ap­proved data­base then you could be served with a no­tice or­der­ing you to mi­crochip your dog.

You will have 21 days to do so or you may be li­able to pay a £500 fine and could face crim­i­nal pros­e­cu­tion.

Dur­ing this chang­ing weather, we des­per­ately need dry, clean tow­els to dry the an­i­mals in our care. If you could help, please bring any tow­els to our Hilling­don Clinic, in Crescent Pa­rade, or to any of our char­ity shops. Many thanks. We are also in need of dog toys.

Shiloh is a lovely young Jack Rus­sell ter­rier signed over to us by his pre­vi­ous owner. He’s a friendly boy who loves a fuss so does tend to jump up a lot to get at­ten­tion. On the lead, Shiloh is rather ner­vous and there tends to be a lot of stop­ping and start­ing. though this is likely to im­prove with time and the right train­ing.

Due to his bad ex­pe­ri­ences at the hands of chil­dren in the past, Shiloh will need a new home with­out young­sters and also prefer­ably

DOTTY is bub­bly and charm­ing. What else would you ex­pect from a dog who plays ball dressed in a smart laven­der jacket.

She is fun to be around – not least be­cause she likes muddy pud­dles. But be­ware, she does not like play­ing with dirty toys so her car­ers at Bat­tersea have to make sure she has her own sup­ply of clean toys. She likes foot­balls and hard rub­ber toys, but for­get them at bed­time as at night she likes a soft bed in her ken­nel. Dotty loves to snug­gle up and have a cud­dle. She adores hu­man in­ter­ac­tion and at­ten­tion.

She builds strong bonds and en­joys be­ing with her peo­ple. But she has a sen­si­tive side and can be shy at times.

If you would like to meet this lovely English bull ter­rier, she is be­ing cared for at Bat­tersea Dogs and Cats Home, Priest Hill, Old Wind­sor SL4 2JN.

Bat­tersea Dogs Home has three sites – Bat­tersea in Lon­don, Brands Hatch in Kent and Old Wind­sor in Berk­shire.

It is be­cause of the strong as­so­ci­a­tion be­tween Berk­shire and Bat­tersea Dogs Home that they have been se­lected to be one of the char­i­ties ben­e­fit­ting from with­out other pets. Shiloh hasn’t got off to the best start in life, but is still very young and with lots of love, at­ten­tion and train­ing will gain in con­fi­dence and set­tle to be a great com­pan­ion. Is there a Shiloh-shaped space in your life for our lit­tle man?

Tig­ger is a very af­fec­tion­ate nine-year-old cat who came to us due to the open­ing of Frog­more House and Gar­dens to the pub­lic this sum­mer.

Frog­more is set in the grounds of Wind­sor Cas­tle’s Home Park and has limited days when it is open to the pub­lic but, for one day only, on Thurs­day June 9, you can visit Frog­more and the money raised will go to Bat­tersea Dogs and Cats Home.

Although it is no longer a royal res­i­dence, Frog­more is used by the royal fam­ily for en­ter­tain­ing. Queen Vic­to­ria loved Frog­more so much she chose to have a mau­soleum for her­self and Prince Al­bert there. For ticket de­tails, go to bat­tersea.org.uk. his pre­vi­ous owner’s health is­sues.

He is such a hand­some boy who loves at­ten­tion, as wit­nessed by his loud purring! Tig­ger is a lit­tle larger than your av­er­age cat, but it seems this means that he also has so much more love to give.

Tig­ger would pre­fer a home with­out other an­i­mals but could live with older chil­dren. This

It costs £40,000 a day to main­tain all three Bat­tersea Dogs Home sites, so in or­der to raise funds, they are invit­ing us to hold a tea party on May 27. They sug­gest we host ei­ther a del­i­cate, so­phis­ti­cated tea party suitable for well­be­haved cats or a more lovely old softie de­serves to live out his golden years in com­fort and sur­rounded by love. Could you give him that chance?

If you think you can of­fer one of our an­i­mals a lov­ing home then please ring RSPCA Hilling­don Branch on 01895 833 417 or visit our web­site www. rspc­ahilling­don­clinic.org. uk to down­load an ap­pli­ca­tion form. rough and ready tea party suitable for those who pre­fer a bark­ing­mad feast.

They have got lots of ideas for suc­cess­ful par­ties, so reg­is­ter your party at bat­tersea.org.uk.

More de­tails are avail­able by call­ing 020 7627 9327.

n NEED­ING HOMES: Tig­ger and (left) Shiloh

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