Cats do love a box – es­pe­cially a gift­box

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

Harefield Gazette - - ANIMAL NEWS -

THERE is noth­ing like get­ting up early on Christ­mas morn­ing, bound­ing down the stairs and find­ing a stocking, bulging with good­ies wait­ing for you.

For Jonny and Curly Tom, who live at our cat­tery, Christ­mas came early as they had these lovely boxes to ex­plore and en­joy in their warm pen.

Many an­i­mals are not as lucky as Jonny and Curly Tom and face spend­ing a cold, wet Christ­mas try­ing to find food and shel­ter. Our an­i­mal wel­fare of­fi­cers will do all they can to get in­jured, sick and abused an­i­mals into the cat­tery or foster care and we would love to give them all spe­cial treat to them feel loved.

That is where you come in.

When you are do­ing your Christ­mas shop­ping could you pick up a few bits for our an­i­mals too?

We need cat toys, snug­gly blan­kets, food items and of course, treats. If you could put them into a shoe box (wrapped in pretty pa­per if pos­si­ble) and drop the box into one of our shops we will make sure that they get to Santa in time for de­liv­ery on Christ­mas Eve.

If you can’t af­ford to fill a whole shoe­box any gift you can do­nate will be grate­fully re­ceived.

Don’t for­get, we now have not one but two RSPCA shops in Ruislip! De­spite hav­ing an in­cred­i­bly busy sched­ule, Santa him­self has agreed to open our Pop Up shop for us on Tues­day De­cem­ber 6 at 9.30am which is re­ally ex­cit­ing. We have re­served a spe­cial park­ing space for him on the roof of the shop so he won’t be tak­ing up too much room.

If you have new fur­ni­ture ar­riv­ing ready for Christ­mas there is still time to do­nate it to our Pop Up shop.

We have a great team who will come and col­lect your old fur­ni­ture so that we can give it a new life else­where, just give them a call on 07531 446830 to ar­range date and time.

We al­ready have some beau­ti­ful fur­ni­ture avail­able and new stuff is com­ing in all the time so if you need a ta­ble, chairs or a sofa at a sen­si­ble price please come and see us.

Re­mem­ber that a pet is a long term com­mit­ment and you should think long and hard be­fore mak­ing any de­ci­sions. Please con­sider adopt­ing an an­i­mal from ei­ther the RSPCA or any of the other re­hom­ing char­i­ties.

If you must buy a spe­cific an­i­mal do your home­work, meet the breeder and see where it was bred.

If you think you could of­fer a for­ever home to any of the small an­i­mals, cats and rab­bits we cur­rently have look­ing for a home for life then please call us on (020) 8966 9688 or email us at: info@rsp­camid­dle­sex.org.uk.

To view some of the many pets we have look­ing for new homes you can visit our web­site at: www.rspca-mid­dle­sex.org.uk where you will also find more in­for­ma­tion about the work we do at RSPCA Mid­dle­sex North West Branch.

CHRIST­MAS FE­LINE: Cats Jonny and Curly Tom check out their do­nated gifts

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