An­i­mal Res­cue with Mar­ion Garnett

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

Harefield Gazette - - ANIMAL NEWS -

IT was dif­fi­cult not to scoop up Scooby, Skippy and Sammy straight away and bring them home. They have ob­vi­ously been much loved pets in the past but their owner re­cently died due to a house fire so, at present, they are home­less.

For­tu­nately, the owner had pre­vi­ously reg­is­tered the cats un­der the RSPCA’s Home for Life Scheme so, af­ter he died, the RSPCA has taken them in un­til new homes can be found. All three are miss­ing their owner.

They still have tiny re­minders with them of their pre­vi­ous life. There are well-worn col­lars out­side their pen with heart-shaped name tags put on by their pre­vi­ous owner. Plus a pic­ture of Skippy ly­ing on his owner’s bed. Those were hap­pier days but hope­fully there will be more happy days to come.

Un­less you are look­ing for a ready-made fam­ily of three, the RSPCA would like to home Scooby and Skippy to­gether, as they are de­voted to each other, and Sammy separately.

As soon as I went into see Sammy, he chat­ted to me and was long­ing for some­one to sit with him.

He’s a vo­cal, chunky, friendly boy who loves sit­ting on his scratch­ing post.

Scooby and Skippy are beau­ti­ful black cats.

Scooby is very friendly and Skippy is more timid but he eas­ily lets you stroke him. It’s not dif­fi­cult to fall in love with all three straight away. If you’re ready to lose your heart, you can meet them at the RSPCA Cat Adop­tion Cen­tre, Bur­ket Close, Southall.

I know I have men­tioned this be­fore, but the adop­tion cen­tre still des­per­ately needs vol­un­teers to spend time so­cial­is­ing their kit­tens.

If you en­joy read­ing, tex­ting, talk­ing on the phone, you can do all these and, at the same time, help kit­tens that need com­pany. All you have to do is sit in their pen for an hour or so at a time to help them get used to peo­ple. Of course, you can play with them as well.

If you can do this, phone 0300 123 0746 or call into the cen­tre for an ap­pli­ca­tion form.

If you would like to do kit­ten so­cial­is­ing but live nearer Wat­ford than Southall, the Na­tional An­i­mal Wel­fare Trust at Tylers Way, Wat­ford by­pass, also needs vol­un­teers to spend time with kit­tens. Call 020 8950 0177 for de­tails.

n FRIENDLY BOY: Sammy

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