An­i­mal Res­cue with Mar­ion Gar­nett

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

Harefield Gazette - - ANIMAL NEWS -

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

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