An­i­mal Res­cue with Mar­ion Gar­nett

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

Harefield Gazette - - ANIMAL NEWS -

THE sleigh has just turned left at Eal­ing Town Hall – the very junc­tion where it’s re­cently been for­bid­den – but, never mind, be­cause we’re high up in the air on our an­nual sleigh ride around the lo­cal an­i­mal re­hom­ing cen­tres to see what Christ­mas Day has in store for an­i­mals in their care.

First stop is the Na­tional An­i­mal Wel­fare Trust at Tylers Way, Wat­ford.

Here on Christ­mas Day the an­i­mals can­not wait to see what is in the Christ­mas shoe boxes they have seen ar­riv­ing filled with good­ies for them.

To make sure there is enough to go round, if you can take a box of food/toys to the cen­tre for dogs, cats, rab­bits or guinea pigs, you will be very welcome.

Up and away now, over Westfield, to Bat­tersea Dogs and Cats Home where, on Christ­mas Day, carols are played and var­i­ous scents in­clud­ing frank­in­cense are misted round the ken­nels to keep the dogs’ en­vi­ron­ment in­ter­est­ing.

All the an­i­mals have a spe­cial lunch. The dogs get a Christ­mas walk and cat so­cialis­ers get all the cat toys out for the cats to play with.

Next stop is The May­hew An­i­mal Home where, on Christ­mas Day, the an­i­mals get treats with their lunch plus new toys and ex­tra cuddles.

Now fly­ing high to the RSPCA Cat Adop­tion Cen­tre at Bur­ket Close, Southall.

The cen­tre is warm and cosy com­pared to the frosty canal along­side.

Here each cat and kit­ten is hop­ing for a spe­cial Christ­mas din­ner but, if you are nearby, the cen­tre would be grate­ful for con­tri­bu­tions towards this.

Then, lastly, the sleigh comes to rest in the field out­side Dogs Trust.

Wait­ing pa­tiently ly in the barn by the Christ­mas tree is the beau­ti­ful Bor­der Col­lie, Bon­nie.

She was given to o Dogs Trust as her owner had be­come e too ill to care for her.

Sian, the sup­porter re­la­tions of­fi­cer, has taken Bon­nie home overnight and de­scribes her as an an­gel.

If you are in­ter­ested in hom­ing beau­ti­ful Bon­nie, you can meet her at Dogs Trust, Harvil Road, Uxbridge.

Mean­while, for Bon­nie and all Dogs Trust dogs who are still wait­ing for a home over Christ­mas, Fa­ther Christ­mas creeps in on Christ­mas Eve and silently leaves a present out­side their ken­nel.

Fi­nally, a huge thank you to read­ers for all your sup­port for the an­i­mals in the past year and a Happy Christ­mas to you all.

n CHRIST­MAS SPIRIT: Bon­nie

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