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On Boxing Day, when many people had their feet up and were eating Christmas leftovers, somebody was furtively dumping this puppy in a box and leaving it for dead by the side of a road.

The puppy was found, together with two other tiny puppies, in a state of neglect at Watford Rise in North London.

Fortunately, they were found before it was too late and taken to The Mayhew Animal Home where they were given the love and care they needed. The Mayhew think they may have been unsold Christmas puppies.

Two of them are now ready for homing (the third will be soon). This one, Sky, is a mixed breed terrier.

What a delight to give her a home and train her into a well-behaved adult dog. If you have the time and would like to home her, see The Mayhew website or call 020 8962 8009.

Sky needs a home - could you be the one to give it to her?

Elephant and marine talks at Animal Welfare Bazaar

The Mayhew will be talking about their work at this year’s Ealing Animal Welfare Bazaar which takes place on Saturday March 5 (10.30am-4pm) at Hanwell Methodist Church, Church Rd, London W7 1DJ. See the website for more details.

Over 30 animal welfare charities are taking part. As well as lots to buy, the programme of talks this year is better than ever.

If you were at a conference, you’d pay good money to hear such presentations – but at the bazaar, they are free.

Sea Shepherd will be giving a talk entitled “Sea Shepherd – Does What Others Can’t or Won’t”. Last year, most people who heard their talk, left the room wanting to be Cove Guardians, so be prepared to be inspired.

We also have the chief executive of Save The Asian Elephants (STAE), eminent lawyer, Duncan McNair, talking about the conservation and welfare of Asian elephants.

Duncan recently spoke to the European Parliament about the treatment of young elephants as they are prepared for use in tourism and temples.

Treatment which involves elephants being tied with ropes to prevent them moving, beaten and tortured until their spirit is broken. Duncan is a frequent speaker to parliament and will welcome questions.

If you want to know more about the work of STAE and how to help, speak to Duncan at the Bazaar - where you can buy one of their much coveted T-shirts. Also visit stae.org.