We’re re­ally patch­ing up Mar­ley

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

Harefield Gazette - - ANIMAL NEWS -

WE tend to think of char­ity shops as a mod­ern phe­nom­e­non but you may be sur­prised to know that the first of what we recog­nise as a char­ity shop was opened by Ox­fam in 1947 and amaz­ingly it is still­trad­ing. There are in the re­gion of 10,500 shops open for trade and they are staffed by an army of 217,000 vol­un­teers who do a fan­tas­tic job sort­ing, steam­ing, pric­ing and sell­ing stock as well as pro­mot­ing the work of the char­ity.

All of the shops in RSPCA Mid­dle­sex North West Branch ben­e­fit from the amaz­ing sup­port of our vol­un­teers but away from the shops we also have vol­un­teers who sup­port the branch and the an­i­mal wel­fare team with all sorts of ad­min­is­tra­tive tasks, home vis­its, fos­ter­ing and the mil­lion and one other tasks that need to be done.

As a char­ity we ben­e­fit from skills and en­thu­si­asm our vol­un­teers bring and, of course, it helps to keep our costs down so we can spend more on what we are here for which is car­ing for sick, aban­doned and ne­glected an­i­mals in our area. So, what’s in it for you? Well firstly, and most im­por­tantly, you will be part of a cause you feel pas­sion­ate about, which al­ways feels great but on top of that most vol­un­teers grow in con­fi­dence, en­joy meet­ing peo­ple, keep their minds and bod­ies ac­tive whilst learn­ing new skills and it looks good on your CV. Oh yes… and it’s fun too! If you feel that you have some­thing to of­fer drop in to your lo­cal shop and speak to the man­ager about pos­si­ble va­can­cies or send an email to the ad­dress be­low.

With­out our lovely vol­un­teers we would not be able to sup­port as many aban­doned and ne­glected an­i­mals in our area. We re­cently took a rab­bit known as Mar­ley into our care. His fur was filthy, flea rid­den and badly mat­ted. His legs and feet were se­verely scalded with his own urine and he was in a pretty sorry state. The first job was to give him a pretty dras­tic hair­cut so that we could see what needed to be done next. Mar­ley has been very brave and has been tak­ing his medicine with­out fuss. He is do­ing well and his fur is grow­ing back al­though it is best de­scribed as “a crazy patch­work”! You can see more pic­tures of Mar­ley on our Face­book page https://www.face­book.com/ RSPCAMNW If you think you could of­fer a for­ever home to a rab­bit like Mar­ley or any of the other small an­i­mals and cats we cur­rently have look­ing for a home for life then please call us on 020 8966 9688 or email us at: info@rsp­camid­dle­sex.org.uk. To view some of the many pets we have look­ing for homes, visit www. rspca-mid­dle­sex.org.uk where you will also find more in­for­ma­tion about the work we do.

n MOT­LEY BUNNY: Mar­ley’s fur had to be se­verely cut as it was so dirty and mat­ted when he was res­cued

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