He’s Simba the best

Can you give an an­i­mal a lov­ing home and a new start in life?

Harefield Gazette - - ANIMAL NEWS -

MI­CROCHIP­PING your pet gives them the best chance of be­ing iden­ti­fied and re­turned to you if they be­come lost or stolen – but it only works if you keep your con­tact de­tails up to date. Col­lars and tags can get caught, or be re­moved, but mi­crochip­ping iden­ti­fies your pet per­ma­nently and ef­fec­tively.

Ear­lier this year, it be­came a le­gal re­quire­ment for all dog own­ers to have their dogs mi­crochipped. The law states that any dog over the age of eight weeks is now legally re­quired to be mi­crochipped and reg­is­tered to an ap­proved data­base.

So how can you check that your pet’s mi­crochip de­tails are up to date? If you’ve had your pet mi­crochipped then you should have a con­fir­ma­tion let­ter or email in­clud­ing an ID or ref­er­ence num­ber as well as a mi­crochip num­ber.

Sadly, thou­sands of pets are lost ev­ery year, and many are never re­united with their own­ers, end­ing up in res­cue or­gan­i­sa­tions like ours, just be­cause their own­ers have moved house or changed their phone num­ber, and not up­dated their con­tact de­tails.

Hilling­don Branch is of­fer­ing free mi­crochip­ping at an An­i­mal Wel­fare and Re­hom­ing Open Day on 3rd De­cem­ber 2016 10am-3pm at the RSPCA Clinic, 16 Cres­cent Pa­rade, Hilling­don UB10 0LG (01895 231435). All are wel­come. There will be the chance to ask ques­tions, stock up on pet goods, find out whether we can help with the cost of hav­ing your pet neutered, and meet some of the an­i­mals who are look­ing for homes.

Look­ing for a home:

Poor Mina has been with us for a con­sid­er­able time as a wel­fare boarder, but sadly her owner has never come back for her and now she needs the op­por­tu­nity to start a new life.

This five-year-old is such an af­fec­tion­ate girl with so much love to give, we hope she gets that chance soon. Mina would pre­fer to be an only cat, but could prob­a­bly live with a friendly dog and would be fine with chil­dren.

Can any­one of­fer this lit­tle sweet­heart the lov­ing home she de­serves af­ter feel­ing aban­doned and un­wanted for so long?

Simba is a lively young cross­breed look­ing for an ac­tive doggy home. He is great fun and ab­so­lutely adores play­ing with his toys par­tic­u­larly balls. Simba re­sponds well to re­ward-based train­ing and we think fly­ball or agility ac­tiv­i­ties would be right up his street.

He can be a lit­tle bois­ter­ous and vo­cal with other dogs, but is OK oth­er­wise. How­ever, he needs a home with­out cats or other small fur­ries.

Simba is crate trained but needs a lit­tle more work on his toi­let train­ing. This love­able lit­tle chap en­joys be­ing brushed and get­ting a fuss, but is not a lap dog and prefers to be on the go. Could you of­fer Simba a fun lively home and a life­time of love?

Visit www.rspc­ahilling­don­clinic.org.uk to view all of our an­i­mals and down­load an Adop­tion Ap­pli­ca­tion form. We would be grate­ful for do­na­tions of old sheets and blan­kets to use for bed­ding for the an­i­mals. These can be brought into our Clinic at 16 Cres­cent Pa­rade, Hilling­don UB10 0LG. We also ur­gently need of kit­ten food.

AF­FEC­TION­ATE: Five-year-old Mina

GREAT FUN: Young Simba

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