Animal Rescue with Marion Garnett
Dedicated animal expert Marion Garnett, founder of the Ealing Animal Welfare Bazaar, continues her column
YOU can rely on The Mayhew Animal Home to have a full programme of exciting events in the lead up to Christmas and this year is no exception. Mind you, in order to help animals such as Flower, they need them.
Can you believe this Yorkshire terrier was found abandoned on the streets? What must people have thought who came across her running about with no owner?
After they took her in, the centre made a wonderful video of her running, in the wind, on the Scrubs – the picture of a happy dog. Flower is affectionate and sensitive. She builds strong bonds with people she trusts and loves to climb onto laps for a cuddle.
She would prefer to be the only dog in the home. She has luxating patellas so potential owners will need to speak to The Mayhew about this.
Currently Flower is in a foster home but if you are interested in adopting her, see details at themayhew.org or call 020 8962 8000.
The Mayhew’s Christmas events
On Sunday November 27 12-4pm The Mayhew is holding its Christmas Fair. There will be mulled wine, mince pies plus lots of gifts and crafts. We are also invited for a behind-thescenes look at the home.
The fair takes place at The Mayhew, Trenmar Gardens, Kensal Green NW10 6BJ. The Santa Run is on Sunday December 4 from 11am at Victoria Park, Bow E3 5TB. Thousands of Santas will be participating in this fun run. In order to take part in aid of The Mayhew, they are asking for a £25 registration fee and minimum sponsorship of £150. Santas run for a 5km or 10km distance and your dog can run with you. A free Santa suit is provided. For details email zoes@ mayhewanimalhome.org or call 020 8206 5872.
Then on Tuesday December 6, from 7pm, The Mayhew is holding their glamorous red carpet Tinsel and Tails evening at the Grand Connaught Rooms, Great Queen Street. Standard tickets are £60 and include reception drinks on arrival, a three course meal with wine and entertainment.
Premium tickets are £70 and also include premium seating, a VIP goody bag and a tour of The Mayhew Animal Home. More information is available from events@ mayhewanimalhome.org.
Dogs are also welcome but, before bringing them, please consider if your dog is likely to enjoy this glitzy evening as much as you will.
FRIENDLY: Flower, the Yorkshire terrier