Animal Rescue with Marion Garnett
Dedicated animal expert MARION GARNETT, founder of the Ealing Animal Charities Fair continues her column
“MUM, Mum, I’ve found a wonderful dog called Phoobe” and so it was another Dogs Trust dog found a loving home. That was eleven years ago, the young son had been looking at the Dogs Trust website for a new dog and come across a border collielabrador cross, named Phoebe (and struggling with the pronunciation).
Phoebe had come into the care of Dogs Trust after being found tied to a tree by the road, with her name written on a card.
Now in her twilight years, I’ve just seen a photo of Phoebe in the sea at the Isle of Wight having the time of her life.
Her owner says, “She is so lovable and loyal, the whole family love her to bits. She comes on all our holidays and all we have to say is ‘Do you want a swim in the sea’ and she is by the car ready to go”.
Hopefully Dogs Trust will find Arlo a similar happy home. Arlo, a Patterdale Terrier, was brought to the rehoming centre from a pound in Ireland. I
met him on a hot day in the centre’s courtyard where they had shade, water sprinklers and paddling pools to keep the dogs cool.
Arlo is a friendly boy who likes fuss and being around people. He needs plenty of mental and physical stimulation and also socialisation with calm dogs.
He can live with children aged 12 or above. If, at this point, your child is saying “Mum, Mum, I’ve found a wonderful dog called Arlo”, you can meet him at Dogs Trust, Harvil Road, Uxbridge UB9 6JW or see details at dogstrust.org.uk.
Photographs are a powerful way of portraying a message and, to encourage young people to develop an interest in photography and animals, the RSPCA is holding their Young Photographer Awards.
There are several categories and the RSPCA give lots of tips on how to take good photos. These are worth reading even if you don’t enter the competition. See details at rspca.org.uk.
There should be some excellent photo opportunities at the National Animal Welfare Trust’s Summer Fun Day won Saturday July 14 (11am-4pm). There will be games, food and a dog show. You can also look round the centre at Tylers Way, Watford.
Arlo loves being around people