An­i­mal Res­cue with Mar­ion Gar­nett

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

Harefield Gazette - - ANIMAL NEWS -

THERE can­not be many life events that Du Cane Road W12 has not wit­nessed. With Worm­wood Scrubs Prison rub­bing shoul­ders with the Ham­mer­smith Hos­pi­tal next door, the dra­mas of birth, death and cap­tiv­ity un­fold­ing in this tiny area of London would be wor­thy of a tele­vi­sion series.

At present, in or­der to visit my hus­band, I’m trav­el­ling to Du Cane Road fre­quently and one of the high­lights for me is go­ing round the back and walk­ing on the Scrubs open ground.

The nearby Mayhew An­i­mal Home ex­er­cise their dogs there and with any luck I may see them.

Kira is a po­lite, well-be­haved and af­fec­tion­ate bull­mas­tiff cross­breed who was found on the streets.

She is suit­able for a first time owner and can live with chil­dren aged eight and older pro­vid­ing they are used to be­ing around dogs.

If you would like to home this beau­ti­ful girl, con­tact The Mayhew on 020 8962 8000 or see the­may­hew. org.

The Mayhew’s of­ten in­volved in dra­mas of its own – deal­ing with an­i­mal crises both in this coun­try and abroad.

They have re­cently been in­stru­men­tal in the res­cue of three or­phaned bear cubs found on the streets of Ge­or­gia af­ter se­vere flood­ing.

One bear cub was found in a rub­bish bin. The bears had to be taken to a lo­cal dog shel­ter as there was nowhere else for them to go.

Since their find­ing, The Mayhew has worked with govern­ment agen­cies and oth­ers in­clud­ing the Born Free Foun­da­tion to care for the bears and to ar­range for them to go to a sanc­tu­ary.

This cul­mi­nated on May 13 when they were taken to Tbil­isi Air­port ready to be­gin their jour­ney to their new home.

Thanks to The Mayhew and those they have worked with, in­stead of liv­ing a life in cap­tiv­ity, these bears are now liv­ing semi-wild in the Bear and Wolf Arc­turos Sanc­tu­ary, in Greece.

In or­der to raise funds for their work, The Mayhew is hold­ing an ex­cit­ing day on Hamp­stead Heath on Sun­day from 11am to 4pm, called Hounds on the Heath.

There will be a dog show with celebrity judges, a Temp­ta­tion Al­ley and an op­por­tu­nity to meet dog be­haviourist, Kevin McNi­cholas.

All the fun is lo­cated op­po­site the ath­let­ics track next to the Par­lia­ment Hill Café.

n WELL-BE­HAVED: Kira the bull­mas­tiff

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