Animal Rescue with Marion Garnett
ATTRACTING people’s attention can be difficult.
I recently witnessed someone completely miss a Red Arrows display that was taking place in the distance because they were so engrossed in looking at their phone. There they were, nine Red Arrows puffing out red, white and blue smoke and drawing a huge heart, at speed, in the sky – not even noticed by at least one person.
Cats Protection has been working hard to get people’s attention.
Through September, you couldn’t help but see their posters when you surfaced at Westminster Underground. Their campaign, called 2022 Agenda for Cats, is to highlight ten objec- tives they want the government to achieve over the next five years. These include making the microchipping of owned cats compulsory and ensuring that all housing providers have pet policies in place which facilitate people being able to keep pets, including cats, thus reducing the likelihood of pets having to be given up when people move. This issue is becoming increasingly important as fewer people are now owning their own homes. To find out more about these issues, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see cats.org.uk.
Introducing such legislation will, hopefully, reduce the massive number of stray and unwanted cats.
Muffin at Mayhew knows first-hand what it’s like to be a stray. She was discovered living with her brothers and sisters on Lon- don’s streets.
Initially she was shy so was taken to live with one of Mayhew’s foster carers after which she came back happier, playful and looking for an adopter who will continue her socialisation. Muffin can be homed either on her own or with her brother, Sausage. You can meet Muffin at Mayhew, Trenmar Gardens, Kensal Green or see details at themayhew.org.
Mayhew has two fundraising events taking place soon. A dog walk on Sunday, starting at Hampstead Heath Bandstand at 11.30am. You can either be sponsored or just enjoy a 3km or 5km walk. Call 020 8206 5872 or email email@example.com to register.
And on Sunday October 15, the charity is holding an Evening for Mayhew International at Burgh House, Hampstead Heath. This will highlight their work in India, Georgia, Russia and Afghanistan.
Actor Peter Egan will host the evening and entertainment will be provided by The Haywood Sisters. Tickets cost £15 and can be purchased from themayhew.org.