We’re tick­led pink at lat­est ar­rival

Harefield Gazette - - ANIMAL NEWS -

STRANGE times at the RSPCA Hillingdon shel­ter this week when a pink chicken was de­liv­ered. The bird had been aban­doned and was res­cued by an RSPCA in­spec­tor. Ev­ery­one gath­ered round, ex­cited to see this rare bird, as one of the shel­ter’s guests ed­u­cated the team all about this spe­cial breed which has pink feath­ers; that is, un­til it started to rain and the pinky-red dye washed out over ev­ery­one’s hands!

We still don’t know why or how the chicken had turned pink, but the chicken is other­wise healthy, now back to a nor­mal colour, and off to a happy home.

In other news, we still have a lot of adult cats need­ing homes, so if you or some­one you know is think­ing of get­ting a cat, please think about res­cu­ing one of our mar­vel­lous mog­gies. Adop­tion ap­pli­ca­tion forms can be down­loaded from our web­site, www. rspc­ahilling­don­clinic.org. uk, or picked up from our clinic in Hillingdon.

With ‘Black Cat Day’ com­ing up next month, you could have your own black cat moved in be­tween now and then – we have sev­eral wait­ing to meet you (and we think they are all due a bit of good luck). We also have quite a few small fur­ries at the mo­ment – check out our web­site or Face­book page (www.face­book.com/ RSPCAHilling­don) to see pic­tures of our guinea pigs, rab­bits and chin­chillas.

Mean­while, we’re busy swot­ting up on gen­eral knowl­edge for our fundrais­ing quiz night on Fri­day at Ye Olde Crowne pub in Uxbridge Road, Hayes, (op­po­site the Beck Theatre).

Tick­ets are £5 each and teams should have be­tween four and six peo­ple. If you’re in­ter­ested, or would like more info, please email bran­chad­min­is­tra­tor@ rspc­ahilling­don­clinic.org. uk or call us on 01895 813 267. All money raised will go to­wards an­i­mal wel­fare.

Eu­ge­nie, a fe­male, one-year-old white/tor­tie, and her three kit­tens were signed over to us from a house­hold with too many cats to cope with.

This lovely mum has de­vel­oped a par­tic­u­larly strong bond with her tor­tie daugh­ter Patch (fe­male, 13 weeks) so these two are now look­ing for a home to­gether. Eu­ge­nie is a quiet cat who en­joys a fuss and her home com­forts. Patch is still a lit­tle timid, so needs some­one pre­pared to of­fer lots of TLC and the time to grow in con­fi­dence.

This de­light­ful duo are ide­ally look­ing for a quiet home with­out any other an­i­mals or chil­dren. If you can of­fer Eu­ge­nie and Patch that spe­cial home, please get in touch.

Nel­son is a very hand­some chap who came to us as a stray. His tail had been re­cently am­pu­tated but sadly he was not mi­crochipped so we have been un­able to lo­cate his owner. He is a big boy with lots of char­ac­ter, who can be quite vo­cal. He does en­joy a tickle un­der the chin.

Be­ing long-haired, Nel­son will need reg­u­lar groom­ing to keep his coat in good con­di­tion. If you could of­fer Nel­son a fresh start and lots of love, please get in touch.

n HOME­LESS: Nel­son and (left) Eu­ge­nie and Patch

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