Animal Rescue with Marion Garnett
Dedicated animal expert MARION GARNETT, founder of the Ealing Animal Welfare Bazaar, continues her column
WITH Christmas approaching, you can rely on Mayhew to have a full programme of events and they don’t disappoint.
But first, let’s meet Lilo, one of the animals currently in Mayhew’s care. Whilst most of us were sleeping, Lilo was found in the middle of the night, abandoned in a park, in a carrier. She had blood on her face and her whiskers appeared to have been cut or burnt off.
She had bruising to her face and her right eye was swollen with the pupil dilated. Mayhew think her injuries were more likely to have been caused by abuse rather than by accident. She had also recently been nursing kittens.
Mayhew doesn’t know what happened to the kittens but, fortunately, Lilo was found and taken to Mayhew where she has blossomed.
Although only 12 months old, Lilo has already had a troubled past. If you can offer this very affectionate girl a stable and loving future, she is waiting for you at Mayhew, Trenmar Gardens, Kensal Green.
In order to raise funds for animals like Lilo, Mayhew is holding their Christmas Fair on Sunday November 26 (noon-4pm).
Visitors will be able to look behind the scenes and have a tour of the cattery. There will be stalls with festive gifts, mulled wine and musical entertainment. You can also meet some of their TheraPaws dogs. Entry is £3 adults and £2 children.
On Tuesday December 5 (7pm-11pm), Mayhew’s glamorous red carpet Tinsel and Tails evening is taking place at the Grand Connaught Rooms, Holborn.
This is an exclusive black tie evening. A standard ticket is £70 and includes reception drink, three course vegetarian meal, half a bottle of wine and entertainment. Premium tickets are £90 and also include a seat in prime position and a Mayhew animal named after them.
Entertainment will be provided by BBC’s Pitch Battle contestants, The Noteables. Wellbehaved dogs are also invited but, for safety reasons, there is a cap on dog numbers. Details from themayhew.org or call 020 8206 5872.
Finally, last week, I told you about the new Craft Club formed by National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT) so that supporters can raise money for animals in their care by making and selling crafts. Our local NAWT centre has now arranged a meeting for those who like crafts to get together and exchange ideas. It takes place at the NAWT animal rehoming centre, Tylers Way, Watford by pass on Thursday November 23 (10.30am – noon).