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 RSPCA Cat Adop­tion Cen­tre at Southall is busy pre­par­ing for their in­creased role in the pro­vi­sion of an­i­mal care ser­vices to our lo­cal area.

Re­cent vis­i­tors to the cen­tre will have seen the build­ing works tak­ing place there. Since it was closed, the RSPCA Clinic at Han­well has been sorely missed, but soon, as part of the re­or­gan­i­sa­tion of RSPCA ser­vices, the Southall cen­tre will be op­er­at­ing in an ex­panded ca­pac­ity.

I’ll give you more de­tails of these changes when they are avail­able, but I’ve just seen the cen­tre’s new leaflet about adopt­ing cats from Southall and guess who they’ve cho­sen to be the cover cat for the leaflet – Calvin, this week’s fea­tured cat.

Not sur­pris­ing re­ally as the staff de­scribe him as a ‘gor­geous hunk’. He cer­tainly is – a to­tal charmer.

Found as a stray last year with an in­jured right back leg, he had to have his leg am­pu­tated soon af­ter he came into RSPCA care, but he doesn’t let that stop him and he scoots about like light­en­ing.

Al­though he can be shy at first, he is friendly and loves to be stroked. Like many flirts who want the at­ten­tion all to them­selves, he needs to be the only cat in the home. If there is room for this gor­geous hunk in your home, you can meet Calvin at the RSPCA Cen­tre, Bur­ket Close, Southall.

Now for news of two ex­cit­ing events. Firstly, to com­mem­o­rate the poet Robert Burns, the Na­tional An­i­mal Wel­fare Trust (NAWT) is or­gan­is­ing an an­i­mal themed po­etry com­pe­ti­tion.

They are invit­ing us to write about the an­i­mals in our life or our favourite an­i­mal. We can also in­clude a pic­ture of our in­spi­ra­tion.

To en­ter your poem, you need to make a donation to NAWT (sug­gested donation is £2 per en­try) and email your poem to in­clud­ing your name, ad­dress and donation ref­er­ence.

The win­ning poem will re­ceive a voucher for a two course meal for two at Daisy’s in the Park, Radlett. Judg­ing will take place from 5pm on Jan­uary 31. Full de­tails from

The sec­ond ex­cit­ing event is a sem­i­nar be­ing run by Carolyn Men­teith on Jan­uary 25 6pm) at Dogs Trust called Un­der­stand­ing and Pre­vent­ing Ag­gres­sion for Dog Own­ers. En­try is £10. Tick­ets should be ob­tained in ad­vance from Eventbrite.

For more in­for­ma­tion email lon­don­ uk or call 07393 140884. Dogs Trust is on Harvil Road, Uxbridge.

CHARMER: Calvin is up for adop­tion

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