Animal Rescue with Marion Garnett
Dedicated animal expert Marion Garnett, founder of the Ealing Animal Welfare Bazaar, continues her column
IF you would like to share your life with a cat but live in a flat and don’t have a garden, Hoot could be your boy – your big beautiful tabby boy. Hoot has the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) which means he needs to be homed as an indoor cat. He is currently in the care of the National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT) after being found as a stray last year. FIV is a viral infection that attacks a cat’s immune system. Although it may cause health problems due to reduced immunity, many cats live a relatively normal life.
He certainly didn’t look as though there was anything wrong with him when I sat in his pen with him today. He was more concerned with “Did I have any food and, if so, please could he have it now”.
Like many cats in rescue centres, he loved having someone sit with him, just to keep him company for a while. Hoot is looking for an experienced owner who has no other cats. If this could be you, this gorgeous boy is waiting for you at the NAWT rehoming centre, Tylers Way, Watford bypass, WD25 8WT.
You can meet lots more of the animals at the centre during their fantastic Christmas Bazaar on Sunday November 27 (11am-3pm). There will be stalls packed with goodies as well as mince pies and mulled wine.
Ark’s Animal Petting Farm will be visiting and there will be a fun dog show. Car parking is limited at the centre so please park at the nearby Mercure Hotel.
Many readers want to help animals but are not in a position to home one. If this could be you, there are other ways to help, for example, NAWT has just launched their Christmas Shoe Box Appeal. All you have to do is fill a shoe box or other container with food, toys or treats.
These boxes will then be shared amongst the animals at the centre over Christmas.
You can make up a box for rabbits, guinea pigs, cats or dogs or a mixed box. One of the best parts will be delivering it yourself to the rehoming centre (address above) and meeting the animals but, if you are unable to do this, let me know at marion@ garnett.online and I will endeavour to take it for you.
CHANCE TO HAVE A HOOT: This handsome tabby named Hoot is an indoor cat