Animal Rescue with Marion Garnett
Dedicated animal expert MARION GARNETT, founder of the Ealing Animal Charities Fair continues her column
SOME of us are built for speed and some aren’t.
The supersonic aircraft Concorde was certainly built for speed and after going inside it today at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, it was noticeable how narrow it was inside. Sleek and slender like Corncorde, greyhounds are also built for speed.
Many of the greyhounds in rehoming centres are, like Barnaby, ex-racing greyhounds – used to running as fast as they can. But also like Concorde, Barnaby is now retired – he’s been waiting for a home since March so that the new phase of his life can begin.
He’s affectionate and playful with people but he can be excitable and is looking for a home with an owner who has experience of sighthounds - these are dogs who primarily hunt by sight and speed rather than scent and endurance (scenthounds).
As it’s likely he has spent most of his life in kennels, he will need time to get used to his new home environment. If you would like to home this handsome boy, you can meet him at Dogs Trust, Harvil Road, Uxbridge UB9 6JW.
One of the many strands in the services Dogs Trust provide is dog training. Dog School teaches owners how to give their dogs the skills they need to lead happy lives. Skills such as relaxing in different places, meeting people politely, having manners around food, coming back when called and walking nicely on a loose lead. Dog School aims to help owner and dog build a trusting relationship. They tailor their guidance to the dog’s individual needs in order to give a positive experience for owner and dog. For details contact 020 3405 9360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You don’t have to have obtained your dog from Dogs Trust to attend Dog School.
Now for two important events taking place soon. Firstly, on Saturday Sept 8 (11am-3.30pm) the Southall RSPCA Cat Adoption Centre is holding their Summer Fayre. There will be a barbecue, stalls and games. Hanwell Ukelele Band will be playing at 12.30pm. The Centre is at Burket Close, Southall UB2 4JS.
Secondly, the National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT) is holding a meeting of their Craft Club on Sept 15 (1.30pm-3.30pm) where they will be doing quilling paper crafts. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to experienced crafters. Refreshments will be available. The meeting takes place at the NAWT rehoming centre at Tylers Way, Watford by Pass WD25 8WT.