Be a sport by helping our animals
EVEN if you do not like sport, you cannot fail to have noticed that the Olympics are under way in Rio, with the Paralympics due to take place there in September.
Most of the animals that come into our care, while not exactly athletes, love to run, jump, explore and have fun (we do have a tortoise at the moment but his running and jumping both need a bit of work).
We regularly come across animals like Honey, from last week, Roger, who had to have a hind leg removed due to an old, untreated injury, and a special little lady called Tinkerbell.
If there was a Paralympics for cats, these three would definitely make the team.
They are all happy, confident and get on with life, whatever it throws at them.
Tinkerbell is a six month old tabby who was found abandoned with another cat who we have named Clover.
She is very sweet natured and would get on with other cats.
She would get on well with a family with teenage children.
The unusual thing about Tink is her walk, which is best described as a bit wibbly wobbly!
The vet thinks Tink was born with this condition, which is probably neurological, but it certainly does not stop her running, jumping and having fun, although she is yet to win a medal.
Despite being found together, Tinkerbell and Clover do not need to be rehomed together.
We know that there are special forever homes out there for them both and, as Peter Pan once said, ‘all you need is faith, and trust, and a little bit of pixie dust’.
In case you were wondering, the tortoise was found wandering in the HA1 area.
He cannot have travelled very far and we would love to get him back to his family.
Roger has found his forever home and is settling in well.
Summer is a particularly difficult time for us as there is a peak in the number of animals coming into our care (especially kittens) but also, by way of a double whammy, rehoming is more challenging as people wait, quite rightly, for their holidays to be over before making a commitment.
So please, if you think you could offer a forever home to Tinkerbell, Clover, a rabbit 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 email@example.com. uk.
You can see more pictures and videos of Tinkerbell with her special walk and some of the other cats and kittens in our care on our Facebook page https:// www.facebook.com/ RSPCAMNW.
Do not forget, we still need loads of soft toy animals for our fundraising events so while the kids are on school holidays why not get them to sort out their cupboards and help an animal like Tinkerbell? Just drop them in to one of our shops http://www. rspca-middlesex.org.uk/ how-to-find-us/.
n ABANDONED: Tinkerbell