Animal Rescue with Marion Garnett
Dedicated animal expert Marion Garnett, founder of the Ealing Animal Welfare Bazaar, continues her column
GIVING presentations to international audiences and all the major veterinary schools in the UK is no small undertaking but that is what eminent lawyer and lifelong Ealing resident Duncan McNair is doing.
He’s already spoken at the Universities of Cambridge, Glasgow, Liverpool and London and received overwhelming support. Duncan is chief executive officer of Save the Asian Elephants (STAE) and has witnessed the terrible plight of elephants in Asia where many of these magnificent creatures are brutally treated and beaten to break their spirits.
Duncan tells vets of the groundbreaking work STAE is undertaking at home and abroad to help these elephants.
But if you are not at vet school and want to hear Duncan speak, all is not lost. He will be among the speakers at this year’s Ealing Animal Welfare Bazaar. The fantastic programme of presentations for this event is rapidly taking shape and, as well as Duncan, we will have presentations from Cordelia Britton, head of programmes UK for Four Paws and Isobel Hutchinson, director of Animal Aid. Sea Shepherd will also be giving a talk– it’s normally standing room only for their presentation. More than 30 societies will be having a stall and there will be lots to buy. The Ealing Animal Welfare Bazaar takes place on Saturday March 4 (10.30am-4pm) at Hanwell Methodist Church, Church Road W7. Admission is free. More details from animalwelfarebazaar.info. And, if you can’t wait till then to help elephants, visit the STAE website (stae.org) and sign the petition.
Another charity at the Bazaar will be Hounslow Animal Welfare Society (HAWS). Their stall is always heaving with treasures. And it needs to be, they need money to help kittens like Pebbles.
This kitten came into the care of HAWS one wet and windy October night when she was barely four weeks old.
The story was that she had been found “stuck up a tree”.
For some reason she had been washed and by the time HAWS picked her up she was soaking wet, cold and dehydrated.
If HAWS had not retrieved her that night, she would not have survived. Arriving at the vet at 9.30pm, the tiny kitten was taken straight to an incubator where she was warmed and hydrated.
Now in foster care, she is nearly five months old – if you have room for this stunning Pebble in your home contact HAWS on 020 8560 5443.
PRETTY: Pebbles is nearly five months old