An­i­mal Res­cue with Mar­ion Gar­nett

Ded­i­cated an­i­mal ex­pert MAR­ION GAR­NETT, founder of the Eal­ing An­i­mal Wel­fare Bazaar, con­tin­ues her col­umn

Harefield Gazette - - ANIMAL MATTERS -

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).

Lilo

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