An­i­mal Res­cue with Mar­ion Gar­nett

Ded­i­cated an­i­mal ex­pert MAR­ION GAR­NETT, founder of the Eal­ing An­i­mal Char­i­ties Fair con­tin­ues her col­umn

Uxbridge Gazette - - Animal Matters -

AS YOU would ex­pect, Bat­tersea Dogs and Cats Home has a lot go­ing on – and it’s all needed. They’ve got lots of mouths to feed.

Favour, an eight-month old Lurcher, is just one of the pup­pies with a hun­gry tummy cur­rently be­ing filled by Bat­tersea. She ar­rived at Bat­tersea re­cently as her owner was no longer able to look af­ter her. Favour loves both food and peo­ple and is look­ing for own­ers who want the re­ward of train­ing a young dog. She can be timid at first but soon grows in con­fi­dence show­ing her fun na­ture. Al­though she en­joys meet­ing other dogs, she prefers a more se­date com­pan­ion to pot­ter about with. If you are in­ter­ested in hom­ing Favour, she is in the care of Bat­tersea at their site on Priest Hill, Old Windsor, SL4 2JN. Call 01784 494 443 for de­tails.

Bat­tersea is hold­ing a Windsor Fun Day on Satur­day June 30, 10.30am4.30pm. There will be ac­tiv­i­ties for vis­i­tors and their dogs in­clud­ing a Dog Show to find the Most Dash­ing Dog and Finest Fe­male. There will be a wide range of stalls and games. It takes place in the pic­turesque grounds of Windsor Great Park SL4 2BA. Ad­mis­sion is free, park­ing is avail­able. More de­tails from 0300 3231 216.

While you are there, you will also be able to see dogs tak­ing part in Windsor Great Park’s Muddy Dog Chal­lenge. Reg­is­tra­tion is now closed but, if you en­joy watch­ing peo­ple and dogs get­ting plas­tered, you’ll be in for a treat.

An­other of Bat­tersea’s ac­tiv­i­ties but of a more se­date na­ture, is their knit­ting club where sup­port­ers cre­ate cat-friendly items such as blan­kets and toys. These can be for ei­ther Bat­tersea’s cats and kittens or the sup­porter’s own. All lev­els of ex­per­tise are wel­come, ad­mis­sion is £2. The next knit­ting club meet­ing is on Wed­nes­day July 11 (5pm-8pm) and takes place at their Lon­don site at Bat­tersea Park Road, SW8 4AA. You need to bring your own wool and knit­ting nee­dles.

Fi­nally, Bat­tersea held their first Stray Over at their Lon­don site ear­lier this year. This event was so suc­cess­ful that it is be­ing re­peated on Septem­ber 28 at Bat­tersea’s Old Windsor site.

Dur­ing the Stray Over, com­pany col­leagues chal­lenge them­selves to sleep out un­der the stars in aid of Bat­tersea’s an­i­mals. Each team is re­quired to raise £2,500 to take part. If your com­pany is in­ter­ested, see de­tails at bat­tersea.org.uk.

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