Animal Rescue with Marion Garnett
Dedicated animal expert Marion Garnett, founder of the Ealing Animal Welfare Bazaar, continues her column
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 email@example.com 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 nawt.org.uk.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. uk or call 07393 140884. Dogs Trust is on Harvil Road, Uxbridge.
CHARMER: Calvin is up for adoption