An­i­mal Res­cue with Mar­ion Garnett

Ded­i­cated an­i­mal ex­pert Mar­ion Garnett, founder of the Eal­ing An­i­mal Wel­fare Bazaar, con­tin­ues her col­umn

Harefield Gazette - - ANIMAL NEWS -

WHAT do you do if you’re preg­nant in Southall, have no one to turn to for ad­vice and you’re scarcely a year old your­self ?

If you fol­low Sable’s ex­am­ple, you find your­self a dog ken­nel and give birth there. Sable was also clever enough to find her­self a sym­pa­thetic hu­man who con­tacted Houn­slow An­i­mal Wel­fare So­ci­ety (HAWS) so that Mum and kit­tens could be taken un­der their wing.

Sable was an ex­cel­lent Mother so, now, with both ba­bies safely in their new homes, it’s Sable’s turn to be adopted.

When I met her she was wary at first but, helped by some tit­bits, within five min­utes she showed how friendly she can be.

Her foster car­ers say she likes to sit on the back of the sofa and prod them for at­ten­tion. Then oc­ca­sion­ally she will stretch her front paws onto their shoul­ders.

This el­e­gant girl is look­ing for a home with a sin­gle per­son, cou­ple or a fam­ily with chil­dren over eight years. If this could be you, call HAWS on 020 8560 5443. Hope­fully, just like Walnut the Whip­pet, Sable will be­come a much-loved pet. Many peo­ple will have been moved by the sight of Walnut the very ill Whip­pet hav­ing his last walk on the beach in Corn­wall. If you re­mem­ber, Walnut’s owner used so­cial me­dia to invite peo­ple to join them for Walnut’s last walk on his favourite beach be­fore he died. News spread and hun­dreds of peo­ple and their dogs joined the walk. The death of a much-loved pet is a sad time and it’s worth know­ing that Blue Cross run an ex­cel­lent pet be­reave­ment sup­port ser­vice which pro­vides con­fi­den­tial emo­tional sup­port to any­one whose pet has died. If you have lost a pet and need some­body to talk to, call the ser­vice on 0800 096 6606. The sup­port line is open ev­ery day from 8.30am-8.30pm (some phone net­works may charge). More de­tails are avail­able from blue­cross.org.uk. On a hap­pier note, if you’ve never vis­ited An­i­mal Aid’s Christ­mas Fayre at Kens­ing­ton Town Hall, you are miss­ing a treat. The hall will be buzzing with nearly 100 stalls sell­ing an­i­mal-friendly goods from eth­i­cal com­pa­nies and char­i­ties. It’s the per­fect place to meet friends and do your Christ­mas shop­ping with a clear con­science. There is also a crèche and chil­dren’s work­shop. The Fayre takes place on Sun­day De­cem­ber 4 (10am-5pm) at Horn­ton Street W8 7NX.

FEET UN­DER THE TABLE: Do you have room for sweet Sable?

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