An­i­mal Res­cue with Marion Gar­nett

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

Harefield Gazette - - ANIMAL NEWS -

AFRIEND whose grey­hound has just been treated for a bro­ken foot told me how, in or­der to get the dog home, she care­fully lifted her in and out of the car so she didn’t have to put pres­sure on her foot only to find that, as soon as they ar­rived home, the mo­ment her back was turned, the dog man­aged to haul her­self onto the com­fi­est arm­chair and sit there ex­pec­tantly wait­ing for room ser­vice.

Ch­ester, a four-year-old Great Dane and Bull­mas­tiff Cross also looks as though he’s sit­ting pretty com­fort­ably too but he de­serves to be as he’s had a dif­fi­cult few months.

Ch­ester was found in Fe­bru­ary aban­doned and ema­ci­ated on the streets of Brent. He was taken to The May­hew An­i­mal Home where the vet team ini­tially thought he was rea­son­ably healthy.

How­ever he soon de­vel­oped a high tem­per­a­ture and stopped eat­ing. Con­cerned about what was wrong, The May­hew opened him up to have a look.

They found he had an in­fected prostate and that his in­sides were in­flamed. Poor Ch­ester was cleaned up and al­though The May­hew thought they may have to op­er­ate again, this was not nec­es­sary and he re­cov­ered well. He does, how­ever, have colitis which can be con­trolled with a spe­cial diet with bran mixed into it. The May­hew can help his fu­ture owner with some of these costs.

Ch­ester’s a strong lad who weighs 50 kgs so his new owner must be able to han­dle him. Great Danes of­ten vie for the ti­tle of tallest dog so he’s not for the faint-hearted. He’s friendly and loves to snug­gle in close for love and at­ten­tion. He can some­times be overly as­sertive with large male dogs.

Ch­ester is not happy in ken­nels so un­til The May­hew find the right per­ma­nent home for him, they would like to find him a fos­ter home. If you’re in­ter­ested in adopt­ing or fos­ter­ing Ch­ester, call 020 8962 8000 or see the­may­hew.org.

If you want an un­usual evening out, The May­hew has teamed up with No­mad Cinema for a spe­cial dog-friendly screen­ing of the film Best in Show.

There will be free mi­crochip­ping be­fore the film and you can cud­dle up to your dog dur­ing the show. It takes place on Septem­ber 3 at Queens Park NW6. De­tails from whereis­theno­mad.com or The May­hew 020 8206 5872.

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