Chi­huahua pup­pies are lucky to be alive

Harefield Gazette - - ANIMAL NEWS -

FOUND sick and suf­fer­ing and aban­doned in a skip, these cross Chi­huahua pup­pies are so lucky to be alive.

The only two who sur­vived out of four that where found when a passerby found them, a long bat­tle has taken place and nearly £3,000 in vet­eri­nary fees to get them nearly ready to be re­homed.

Our thanks must go to Ar­den House vets and our car­ing RSPCA staff who have tended to them with ex­per­tise and lov­ing care. In about two weeks they will be ready for a for­ever home. We are also ask­ing for do­na­tions to­wards their vet­eri­nary fees.

If you would be in­ter­ested in adopt­ing one of these lucky lit­tle pup­pies, please con­tact our hom­ing cen­tre for more in­for­ma­tion.

We are in des­per­ate need of kit­ten pouches and news­pa­per if you are able to do­nate some.

You can drop any do­na­tion into our clinic in Cres­cent Pa­rade, Hilling­don, or one of our char­ity shops which you can find more in­for­ma­tion about on our web­site www.rspc­ahilling­don­

Re­mem­ber – acorns can pose a threat to dogs.

Acorns con­tain tan­nic acid, which is be­lieved to be the toxic el­e­ment of the nut, and can cause dam­age to the liver and kid­neys. In­gested acorns can also cause in­testi­nal block­ages.

Signs in­clude vom­it­ing, diar­rhea (with or without blood), ab­dom­i­nal pain, loss of ap­petite and lethargy. Please be aware of this when walk­ing your dogs in the woods and help keep your pets safe.

Greta is a Syr­ian ham­ster look­ing for a lov­ing home. Ham­sters are of­ten a child’s first pet be­cause they are small an­i­mals with a great deal of char­ac­ter, but an adult should al­ways be re­spon­si­ble for en­sur­ing ham­sters are prop­erly han­dled and cared for.

Own­ing and car­ing for a ham­ster can be great fun and very rewarding.

There is no one ‘per­fect’ way to care for all ham­sters be­cause every ham­ster has their own per­son­al­ity and pref­er­ences. It is up to you how you look af­ter your ham­ster, but you must take rea­son­able steps to en­sure that you look af­ter all their needs, in­clud­ing a warm, safe in­door home.

If you can of­fer a lov­ing home to this gor­geous girl please give us a call.

Milly and Molly came into our cen­tre as their last own­ers could not cope look­ing af­ter them any­more. Molly’s hair had got so bad, it had wrapped around her foot cut­ting off the blood sup­ply. Luck­ily we were able to save her foot and she is do­ing well.

Be­ing a longer-haired breed, they need a fam­ily that has the time to un­der­take some groom­ing to keep them in great con­di­tion and give them the love they de­serves.

Guinea pigs are so­cia­ble and friendly an­i­mals, but like all pets re­quire com­mit­ment to their spe­cific ac­com­mo­da­tion, di­etary and health needs. First time own­ers should do their re­search first, to un­der­stand what is in­volved.

Our an­i­mal wel­fare staff are also al­ways happy to pro­vide any ad­vice needed. If you can of­fer a home to any of our lovely lit­tle furry friends, please con­tact us.

n HOME­LESS: These Chi­huahuas were found in a skip; (left) Greta the ham­ster; (far left) Milly and Molly

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