Be a sport by help­ing our an­i­mals

Harefield Gazette - - ANIMAL NEWS -

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 info@rsp­camid­dle­sex.org. 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

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